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Spaghetti with Bacon Breadcrumb Topping September 6, 2010

Filed under: Meat,Pasta — delishuss @ 9:31 pm
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I was watching Rick Stein’s cookery programme at the weekend and he was in Sicily. He made a very simple pasta dish. I have taken his recipe a step further. I think it’s great, but then again I am biased 🙂

 

Ingredients

150g spaghetti

15 olives, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 red pepper, diced

1 tray of cherry tomatoes, pith removed and diced

50g breadcrumbs

50g grated parmesan

5 medallions (100g) smoked rasher

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp of chilli flakes

2 tbsp olive oil

Cooking spray

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a pan and spray with cooking spray. Fry the bacon for 3 minutes until turning brown. Add the breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning and cook for another 2 minutes. Add in the parmesan, stir and set aside.
  3. Heat an additional large pan and add the olive oil. Fry the pepper for 3 minutes, add the garlic and olives and fry for another 2 minutes. Add in the tomatoes, chilli flakes and season with pepper. Cook for a further 2 minutes until the tomatoes are heated through.
  4. Drain the pasta and add to the large saucepan with the tomato and olive mix. Stir through and cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. Distribute into large serving bowls and sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture.
 

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