Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bacon & Tomato Pasta

I saw this on Giada's show a couple of weeks ago and have lusted for it since.  I didn't copy the recipe from her show but thought it easy enough to recreate myself.  Actually, I have changed it up by adding bacon to make:

Bacon & Tomato Pasta
Saute shallots in a bit of olive oil. 
I added a couple cloves of chopped garlic and then cherry tomatoes cut in half.
Salt and lots of black pepper.
In a saucepan I cooked some pasta, I think fusilli here.  I used a lot of salt in the water to cook the pasta.  Really works well to cut down the salt I use at the table.
Chiffonade about 3 tablespoons of basil.  I cooked bacon crisp in the microwave (about 3 minutes) and chffonade that too.  Then I cut into cubes FRESH mozzarella cheese (YUM).  I drained the pasta, tossed in the tomato mixture and tossed in the pasta/tomato mixture over the cheese mixture and tossed.  The hot pasta and tomato sort of melts the cheese.  It was so yummy and I was so anxious to dive into it I forgot to take a picture of the finished product.  Tee-Hee!  Enjoy.


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, sounds great.

Janie B said...

What's "chiffonade?"