Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Pasta with bacon and asparagus' sauce

5 minutes to prepare Serves 4




Asparagus pasta is one of our favorite seasonal pasta recipes because it is simple and the whole family loves it.

When we see asparagus in the Farmer's market, we immediately start craving our springtime favorite recipes, like risotto, savoury crepes and pasta with asparagus and pistachios.
This was inspired by the same risotto recipe on this site, but it is cooked in minutes and is absolutely delicious.

Here's what you will need for the 4-serving recipe:

400 g pasta
300 g asparagus
100 g  bacon, cut into stripes or cubes
50 g grated Pecorino cheese
EVO oil
salt and pepper

  1. Rinse the asparagus under cool water to remove any grit. Snap off the bottom inch using your fingers; the stems will naturally break where the tough woody part ends and the tender stem begins
  2. Peel asparagus' tough outer skin
  3. Pour 1 l of water in a large pot and bring to boil. As soon as the water boils, dip asparagus in the pot, and go on with the cooking for about 5 minutes
  4. Drain asparagus' and place them on a cutting board. Separate the stems from the tips, then cut the stems into small pieces
  5. Place the stems, 3 tablespoons of EVO oil, Pecorino cheese in a blender. Blend until you obtain a smooth sauce
  6. Boil water in a pot, add salt and once started to bubble, pour pasta. Make them cook for about 10 minutes (please refer to the cooking time specified on the package)
  7. Place bacon in a small pan and roast it until crunchy. Then, add the asparagus' tips
  8. Drain the pasta and transfer it immediately to a pan with the asparagus tips. Add the sauce and toss it. Then, turn off the heat
  9. Top with abundant freshly ground pepper...Buon appetito!

In the following, Nutrition Facts of this dish are indicated. Data is provided per serving.

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