Smoked Bacon and Creamy Pea Pasta

A real winner with the kids! The recipe was adapted from one by Jamie Oliver in 'Ministry of Food' - a bargain buy in the sales.

Another unintended purchase on my recent shopping trip was Jo Pratts 'In the Mood for Food' -has anyone else got this one? Having had a quick flick through there seem to be some lovely recipes in it and I'm going to try out a few of the lunch ideas this week.

Ingredients:
400g Pasta of your choice
6 rashers smoked bacon, chopped
1 Garlic, chopped
Handful of Frozen Peas
Mint, chopped
150g Parmesan
2 TBSP Creme Fraiche
Lemon

Method:
Step 1: Cook pasta according to instructions
Step 2: Meanwhile heat olive oil in a frying pan and fry the bacon and garlic until bacon is golden, throw in the frozen peas and cook for 2 minutes
Step 3: Stir in the Creme Fraiche and Mint then toss in the drained pasta with a little of the cooking water to loosen.
Step 4: Before serving add Parmesan and juice of one lemon and season

10 comments:

  1. I can see why everyone loves it

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  2. That looks simple and tasty!

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  3. This sounds like a great way to start the new year with comforting foods!!!

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  4. your pasta dished always make me so hungry!

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  5. Simple yet so tasty. A perfect meal.

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  6. thanks a lot! It's still 30 mins till lunch time and I'm drooling!

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  7. Sounds perfect and warming for these cold nights!

    Have got 'in the mood for food'but shamefully still not tried anything but have resolved to actually cook from my book mountain this year, so will let you know hopefully shortly!

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  8. Mmmmm, my kind of pasta, looks and sounds delish. I'll be giving this a try when I'm done ploughing through my New Years leftovers.

    Well done with the bargain books.

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  9. Beth! I have been raving about In The Mood For Food for like ever! It is an awesome book, so glad that you have (finally) found it :-P I too have Ministry of Food, my 1st Jamie Oliver book. I must have missed this recipe though as it looks too good! xxx

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  10. Beth after seeing your post I couldn't wait to make try this out. I made it for dinner tonight and it was a big hit, absolutely gorgeous! I'm definitely going to be making this again.

    Maria
    x

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