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Wild Garlic, Mushroom and Bacon Sauce


Wild garlic is in abundance in my garden at the moment. I've already made some batches of wild garlic pesto which are stashed in the fridge (great for a quick and easy pasta supper) but decided to make a more robust sauce for pasta using the raw leaves. I stirred the sauce through some four cheese tortellini but any type of pasta, fresh or dried would be fine.

WILD GARLIC, MUSHROOM AND BACON SAUCE
By Beth Sachs, April 29th 2015

A creamy garlicky sauce, perfect stirred through pasta
  
Ingredients
  • 4 Rashers Smoked Bacon, chopped
  • 150g Chestnut Mushrooms, sliced
  • Handful of Wild Garlic, shredded
  • 200ml Creme Fraiche
  • Handful of Parmesan, grated
  • Ground Black Pepper
Instructions
  • Step 1: Fry the bacon in a little oil until cooked. Add the sliced mushrooms and wild garlic and stir until mushrooms are cooked (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Step 2: Add the creme fraiche and parmesan and stir to combine.
  • Step 3: Serve stirred through your favourite pasta with a grinding of black pepper.
Details
  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cook time: 10 mins
  • Yield: serves 2 as a pasta sauce

Meal Plan 27th April - 3rd May 2015

Heidi is nearly 4 weeks old and we are slowly getting into a routine. Meals up to now have either been batch cooked from the freezer or quick simple dishes like pasta. I'm still going to keep things easy this week but really want to experiment with making a pasta sauce using some of the wild garlic in the garden - as long as she sleeps long enough! Fridays is tennis night for the older two so we've started making use of our panini press and having ham and smoked cheese panini's with lots of salad, coleslaw, crisps and dips - a really easy Friday night feast.

I've been making batch after batch of flapjacks to keep my energy levels up during the marathon feeding sessions, so another batch of those is on the cards and maybe a carrot cake too.

Monday 27th April
Bolognese Pasta Bake

Tuesday 28th April
Kievs and Jacket Potatoes

Wednesday 29th April
Creamy Wild Garlic and Mushroom Pasta

Thursday 30th April
Fish Fingers and HM Wedges

Friday 1st May
Panini's with salad

Saturday 2nd May
Gammon, Egg, Chips and Salad

Sunday 3rd May
Chicken Korma