The smoky paprika is a must. Definitely different, pleasingly so. Used 2x spicy turkey sausage instead of chorizo and my husband loved it (never knew I used turkey sausage!). Used 1-white & 1-Spanish (red) onion because that's all I had on hand. Definitely a keeper - but a strong-flavored dish that I wouldn't make overly often. Personally I preferred it without pasta but in a bowl paired with a chunk of hearty, crusty bread. Thank you for this recipie!