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Angel-Hair Pasta with Sauteed Oysters and Chorizo



Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add chorizo.
Cook, stirring, until crisp, about 3 minutes.
Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels, and let drain.
Wipe out pan.
Melt butter in the pan over medium heat.
Add flour, spices, and 1 teaspoon salt.
Cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes (do not brown).
Add sherry, and cook, whisking, 1 minute.
Whisk in cream and oyster liquor.
Bring to a simmer, and whisk until thick, about 3 minutes.
Add salt to boiling water; add pasta, and cook until al dente.
Add oysters to sauce; gently poach until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add pasta; toss.
Divide among plates.
Top with chorizo; sprinkle with orange zest.