Blt PastaFrom kathye 9 years ago
- Pasta: shopping list
- 2 strips thick-sliced bacon, diced shopping list
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved shopping list
- 1/2 tsp sugar shopping list
- 1/2 cup leeks, thinly sliced shopping list
- 1/4 cup dry white wine shopping list
- 1/2 cup chicken broth shopping list
- 1 tsp red wine vinegar shopping list
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes shopping list
- 4 oz dry bucatini or spaghetti shopping list
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves shopping list
- 1/4 tsp minced fresh thyme (or a pinch of dry thyme) shopping list
- For garlic bread crumbs: shopping list
- 1 clove garlic shopping list
- 1 cup French bread, cubed (about one 1/2 inch thick slice) shopping list
- 1 T olive oil shopping list
- salt to taste shopping list
How to make it
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
- Mince the garlic for the bread crumbs in a food processor, add the cubed bread, and process until coarse.
- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium: add crumbs and toast until golden, 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and set aside.
- Saute the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Cook until crisp, then drain on paper-towel. Pour off all but 1 T. drippings.
- Caramelize the tomatoes and sugar in the drippings over medium heat.
- Cook until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Add the leeks, saute until wilted, 3-4 minutes.
- Deglaze with wine; simmer until liquid is nearly evaporated.
- Add the broth, vinegar, and pepper flakes and simmer until reduced by 1/3, about 5 minutes.
- Cook the pasta in boiling water according to package directions.
- Add the spinach, thyme, and bacon pieces to the sauce.
- Transfer the cooked pasta from the pot to the pan using tongs.
- Toss to coat.
- Season with salt, then transfer to large serving platter or individual plates.
- Sprinkle with garlic bread crumbs before serving.
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Yummy. Great recipe here. Thanks for sharing.chefmeow in Garland loved it
This sounds fabulous! Did you know that Hormel now offers a "Natural Choice" bacon that is sodium nitrite free?waterlily in Joplin loved it
Oh wow - this makes me hungry just thinking about it. Great recipe....I cannot wait to make it. You know, if I had the spinach, I could make it tonight. Yummm....I like the sound of that! Great offering - thanks so much...lunasea in Orlando loved it
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