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Easy bacon tomato pasta

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Serves 4

Comforting winter food; cheap, filling and easy to adapt

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • a few rashers of bacon or a pack of lardons
  • 1 400g tin of tomatoes
  • Creme fraiche
  • black olives
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • sugar

Method

    1. Heat a frying pan or casserole dish, snip the bacon into pieces and fry - if they're not very fatty, add a little oil, otherwise let them cook in their own fat
    2. Meanwhile, chop the onion and add it to the bacon once it's crisp. Saute gently. If the bacon hasn't released much fat/ water, add a little butter or a splash of red wine for the onion to cook in
    3. Add the chopped garlic, let it cook for a minute or two, then add the tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar
    4. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer gently to reduce and thicken a little (about ten mins). Destone and add olives. You could put the pasta on at this stage, or leave it to simmer for a while longer (just stir occasionally)
    5. Just before serving, stir in lots of fresh, chopped parsley and a tablespoon or two of creme fraiche. Check seasoning and serve over pasta

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suemcfadyen
16th Jul, 2011
I was looking for a quick tasty meal this evening and had most of the ingredients in - and was very surprised how tasty this was. In fact really really nice. I would definitely recommend this recipe - better than a saturday night takeaway Sue
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