Thursday, 11 October 2007

Creamy Asparagus & Fontina Pasta


Something very unusual happened last night, I was given an early minute. It’d been a pretty yuk day, so when I got home all I wanted was something tasty and comforting. Me? Comfort-eater? No! Where’d you get that idea from!?

With nothing definite in mind, I pulled a few things out of the fridge while gossiping on the phone to a dear friend and came up with this. And yes, if you’re wondering, it hit the spot! Yum.

200ml evaporated milk
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
4 rashers bacon, diced
Asparagus, chopped into pieces
Handful of grated fontina cheese
3 tomatoes, diced
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried mint
Salt & Pepper
300grams fresh casarecci

Fry off the bacon, till nice and crispy and set aside.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to instructions. (You don’t need to use fresh pasta, of course).

Next, fry the garlic in a little oil for a few seconds, add the asparagus and stir. To this, add the evaporated milk, oregano, mint and season. Allow to simmer and reduce a little.

When the pasta is ready, drain and set aside for just a second. Add the grated cheese, crispy bacon, diced tomatoes to the pasta sauce and stir.

Check the seasoning of the sauce and when you’re happy with it, add to the pasta and stir thoroughly and serve.



surya said...

nice bowl. they look expensive...

The Baker & The Curry Maker said...


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

These spur of the moment things are sometimes the best! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope the tart works out for you!

Deborah said...

I'm a comfort food girl as well. This sounds like it would definitely hit the spot!