I’ve got a really good one for you today!

I was at World Market and picked up a mini version of Spanish chorizo.  And I had some scrimps sitting in my freezer at home.  So I decided to make this little concoction…

Penne with Shrimp, Chorizo, and Asiago cheese!


  • 10-12 shrimp (Mine were in a bag in my freezer.  Feel free to use fresh ones.)
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Asiago Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped Spanish chorizo  (You can use Mexican chorizo if you want, but it will just fall apart and get runny and gross.  So whatever floats yer boat…)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 1 box Penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup white wine


  • While you are making the sauce, cook the penne according to directions on package.
  • Save yourself some time and dishwashing by throwing the peas into the water with the penne.
  • When penne is done, set aside.
  • In a nonstick frying pan, fry the shrimp until they are done.  Or just follow the cooking directions on the bag of frozen shrimp.
  • Remove shrimp and set aside.  (And remove the extraneous sauce matter from the pan, if your shrimp came in a bag.

    • In the same pan, add the chopped chorizo and garlic (and a little oil, if you think it will stick.  It probably won’t, but still…)
    • Cook until crunchy and brown.

    • Add the white wine and reduce until it looks something like this:

    • Add the heavy cream and reduce until the sauce is thick.
    • Then add cheese.

    • Then add drained pasta and peas….

    • Mix it all together…

    • Plate it up, and add some Parmesan or something if you want….


    Oh, by the way, how do you like my snazzy new apron that I got in N’Awlins?

    It’s so Me, don’t you think?  =-D