Inspired by Gastly

Gastly Smoked Chorizo Penne

Slices of Chorizo match the ball of gaseous creature known as Gastly in this Mediterranean dish.
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

20 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Gastly Smoked Chorizo Penne

Gastly has no true form, due to 95% of its body being poisonous gas. However, it consistently appears as a black, spherical Pokémon surrounded by a purple haze. It has a wide, pink mouth with two visible fangs. It produces a faint, sweet smell. The toxic gas surrounding the main body can induce fainting and suffocation, and it is capable of enshrouding an enemy of any size. Its gaseous form makes it one of the lightest Pokémon tying with Haunter, Flabébé, Cosmog, and Kartana.

The anime suggests that Gastly has a playful personality, often frightening and playing pranks on people for fun. However, it has shown a willingness to preserve or pass on the memories of departed humans. It has further been shown changing form and creating illusions, and it is capable of phasing through solid objects and forming tangible hands out of its gasses. Gastly can be found in caves, but the anime has shown it living in old, dilapidated buildings, as well. It will dwindle away when exposed to strong winds, so groups cluster under house eaves to escape the wind. It may also cause flickering lights in abandoned houses. In the past, Night Shade was its signature move.

Ingredients

200g Penne pasta
350g Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
1 tsp Garlic (minced)
1 tsp Rosemary
0.5 tsp Black Pepper
100g Chorizo (sliced)
0.5 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Sunflower Oil
1 tbsp Paprika
1 tsp Cumin
75ml Single Cream
1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 tbsp Parmesan (grated)
Butter

Gastly is a wicked Pokemon which looks like a ball of gas. As a Ghost, Poison Pokemon, it was often seen around Lavender town within the Pokemon Tower, a tower that houses the graves of countless Pokémon.

I picked Gastly as the inspiration to this dish due to its chorizo content, the spiciness of the sausage adds a depth of flavour, whilst the rosemary and garlic help lift it up. The slices of Chorizo remind me of the Gastly’s shape and the sauce locks everything together.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted boiling water over medium heat for 15 minutes until cooked. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, honey, Sunflower Oil, paprika and cumin to form a loose paste.
Step 2
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and fry the chorizo for 2 minutes. Add a knob of butter and fry until melted. Then add the tomatoes, rosemary, garlic and some black pepper. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
Step 3
Stir in the paste from earlier. Add the red pepper flakes then pour in the cream and mix well. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until the cream reduces by half.
Step 4
Drain the pasta and then stir into the sauce. Serve with grated parmesan on top.
Gastly Pasta

Gastly Smoked Chorizo Penne

Slices of Chorizo match the ball of gaseous creature known as Gastly in this Mediterranean dish.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Penne pasta
  • 350 g Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 0.5 tsp Black Pepper
  • 100 g Chorizo sliced
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 75 ml Single Cream
  • 1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan grated
  • Butter

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted boiling water over medium heat for 15 minutes until cooked. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, honey, Sunflower Oil, paprika and cumin to form a loose paste.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and fry the chorizo for 2 minutes. Add a knob of butter and fry until melted. Then add the tomatoes, rosemary, garlic and some black pepper. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the paste from earlier. Add the red pepper flakes then pour in the cream and mix well. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until the cream reduces by half.
  • Drain the pasta and then stir into the sauce. Serve with grated parmesan on top.
Keyword Gastly, Pokemon

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Recipe idea

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