One-Pot Spanish-Style Shrimp and Chorizo Pasta

One-Pot Spanish-Style Shrimp and Chorizo Pasta

Fideos are very thin noodles that are traditionally cooked right in the sauce, allowing them to soak up maximum flavor. Both angel hair pasta and capellini are great substitutes if you don’t have access to Spanish fideos. To create a nutty, smoky layer, the noodles are first toasted with olive oil and chorizo. A good-quality bottled clam juice is important here, since it creates the briny broth that accentuates the shrimp and enhances the overall seafood flavor; the Bar Harbour brand has a very clean and naturally briny clam flavor.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and pasta, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until pasta starts to turn golden, about 5 minutes (pasta will break up a bit during stirring).
  2. Step 2

    Lower heat and add garlic, tomato paste and chorizo, and cook until tomato paste is lightly caramelized, 2 to 3 minutes. Add fennel, clam juice and 1 cup of water and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer over moderate heat until pasta has softened and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Stir in shrimp, peas and Parmesan, cover and cook until shrimp is opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and parsley.
  4. Step 4

    Drizzle with oil and serve with lemon wedges.