Posts Tagged ‘bacon’

Pasta, bacon, cheese

Pasta Bacon Cheese

If you are in a hurry and stuck for fresh ideas, this quick and delicious pasta dish can save the day. Using just a handful of ingredients you can build a one plate meal with complex flavour and texture.

You can balance the ingredients to your taste, but I encourage you pick your ingredients in pairs and try to combine opposite extremes. In this recipe for example, I offset the crispness & saltiness of the bacon with the grassy sweetness of spinach. Similarily I combine the large warm slivers of soft mozerella with a sharp tasting grated romano. Go nuts.

Add your favourite pasta and you can prep this meal on the fly and you should be able to go from zero to plate in 15 minutes or less.

Use it as a template and let your imagination run wild. Be patient and experiment.

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Simply, the best Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

I mean no disrespect to you or your mother. Or her mother. But, my mother and her sister made a sauce which is better than any you’ve had before. I realize this is a bold statement, and I am open to the possibility that I may be wrong, (I’m not) so I urge you to give this recipe a try and let me know.

The genius of this dish is that while I respect that there is a storied history, and limitless regional variety of what is ostensibly an Italian classic, this ‘aint one of them.

My mom is from Vienna, not Sicily, and so there is no pretense of Old-World classical Italian village anything. Just pork fat goodness.

You could add fresh tomatos, mushrooms, or cellery. But why? In the words of my friend Matt who has eaten at my mother’s table: “Some people make meat sauce. Mrs. Hofstätter makes meat!”.

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