Chorizo Tagliatelle with Poached Egg, Greens, Parmesan & Chives
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Calories: 750
This is a simple but delicious pasta dish, with the addition of an poached egg (optional) is quick to make. The gooey egg yolk, combined with the chorizo, garlic and parmesan are a delightful flavour combination. You do require a little bit of organisation with your timing with this one, so be sure to read through the recipe first, before starting. (TIP: The fresher your eggs, the better they will hold their shape when poaching). Share your moment at #youplateit with us on Instagram and make your friends jealous.
  • 1 Pack of Chorizo Mild (diced)
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 250 Gram Pack of Tagliatelle No.82
  • 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar
  • 2 Egg (pantry)
  • 0.25 Cups of Parmesan (Shaved)
  • 1 Small Bunch of Chives
  • 0.5 Bunch of Broccolini
  • 140 Grams of Asparagus

Prepare Ingredients:

Wash the fresh produce. Place a large pot of salted water on to boil for pasta in step 3. Peel and mince garlic. Finely chop chives. Trim and discard woody ends off asparagus and broccolini. Cut into 2 - 3 cm pieces

Cook Chorizo:

In a deep sided pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. As it starts to shimmer, add chorizo. Reduce to medium heat, cooking for 3 - 4 minutes. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute more. Remove pan from the heat and cover to keep warm.

Cook Pasta & Greens:

Cook pasta in the large pot of boiling, salted water. Add broccolini and asparagus after 3 minutes and continue cooking pasta until tender, about 6 minutes in total. Drain and reserve ¼ cup of cooking liquid. Return pasta and broccolini to the pot and cover to keep warm.

Poach Egg (Optional):

(Optional): In the meantime, boil kettle and half fill a small pot with boiling water and add vinegar, over low heat. Break one egg into a cup and pour egg into the hot water at the side of the pot. Repeat with remaining egg(s). When eggs are in the pan, return water to a slow simmer. You’ll see them begin to cook immediately. A really soft poached egg should take around 2 minutes and a soft to firm one will need 4 minute. Turn off the heat and remove egg with a slotted spoon and rest on paper towel to soak up any excess liquid.

Mix Pasta:

Add cooked pasta, greens, chopped chives and parmesan (reserving some for garnish) to the pan with chorizo. Add reserved pasta cooking liquid (as needed) to coat the pasta. Heat over low heat until combined and warmed through. Season with salt and pepper.

You Plate It:

Divide pasta between bowls and top with poached egg (if using), garnishing with parmesan and chives. Enjoy!