Friday, May 2, 2008


No, I'm not trying to get your attention to sell you naughty postcards; I'm giving you the recipe for a super dish we tried a few days ago.

Pancetta. Peas. Pasta. Parmesan. Pepper. Shallot. Salt.

That's it.

Saute the pancetta lardons until crispy in a wide pan, add the chopped shallot and toss together. Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to package directions in salted water, adding the peas at the end. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of the pasta water before draining pasta and peas in a collander, and add the water to the pancetta/shallot pan. Toss the drained pasta and peas in the pancetta/shallot mixture until well coated. Top with pepper and Parmesan freshly ground and grated respectively. Great side dish that could easily serve as dinner with a salad on the side. Start to finish, it took about 15 minutes, not counting shelling the peas. Using frozen peas, you could shave that time by about 5 minutes.

Now, on to the naughty postcards!

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Blogger Lina said...

mmm looks like a delicious pasta dish!

Saturday, May 03, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Lina, welcome! I enjoyed your blog, too, and will return!

Saturday, May 03, 2008  

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