Monday, February 4, 2008

Bacon & Tomato Pasta

Here is our second installment in so many days. Something a bit easier to cook than last night but really tasty and if you're moderate with the cheese and bacon, it's healthy too.

3/4 Bacon Rashers
1 Tin of Tomatoes
3/4 Garlic cloves
Pasta (we used Granoro Tagliatelle from the local Spar)
Parmesan Cheese

Fry the bacon in a pan with a little butter till crispy then remove it and place in a paper towell lined bowl to absorb the grease. Leave it to cool while you cook the rest.

Chop the basil and parsley into chunky sized pieces. Peel and crush (or finely chop) the garlic. Add the tin of tomatoes to a saucepan over a medium heat along with the garlic, basil and parsley. Simmer for about 20-30 mins.

While the sauce is simmering, cook your pasta as per instructions. Remember to not over-do it and use salt to add some flavour. I also like to throw a little olive oil into the pasta in the colander when draining to prevent it sticking (adding it to the water while cooking does nothing, so don't bother).

Cut the bacon up into thin slices, throw into the mix and stir it in.

Dish up the pasta first and throw the amount of sauce on top to your liking. Sprinkle the Parmesan over to taste and devour.

This goes well with a glass of red wine, or two if you're not driving, or three if you're not driving nor working tomorrow, or more if you've had a bad day and not driving nor working tomorrow. If you feel bad, don't. I buy Tassies by the box...

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