Sunday, January 11, 2015

Asparagus Now!

Our One Last Chance at Pasta
Forgive slave the movie title puns. Just trying to name a dish that tastes great and is easy for you to fix. But without a catchy name, you might not try it.

Really all it needs is for you to catch some of the wonderful aroma coming from this platter, and I'm sure you would chance this creation from Romantic Roma!

½ box of uncooked pasta
3 slices of bacon, diced
½ lbs fresh asparagus
½ cup of dry white wine or chicken broth
½ cup of grated fontina cheese.


Wash and trim the asparagus, then cut into 2 inch pieces.
Dice up the raw bacon
If necessary grate the cheese.

Cook the pasta according to directions on box. Meanwhile, add the bacon to the skillet over medium heat.

Stir until bacon is nicely crisp. All of a sudden, there will be grease in the pan.  Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, leaving the grease in the pan. Set the bacon bits aside and add the asparagus to the grease. Saute, stirring occasionally until cooked (about 5 to 6 minutes). Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.

Slowly add the wine or broth to deglaze the pan. Stir to loosen any bits from the bottom. Let that simmer down for about 4 -5 minutes. This will reduce by about half, concentrating these wonderful flavors.
When the pasta is cooked, drain – reserving about ½ cup of the water to use if necessary.

Combine the pasta, asparagus, and bacon back into the pan and stir in the grated cheese. Stir and cook until well combined and heated, then serve.
If it appears too dry mix in the reserved pasta water.

This makes a great main dish. Very colorful and filling. Serve with some fresh bread from the oven and some of that wine. :-)
Careful, people have been known to try to eat the pattern off of the plate when you serve this!

Serving my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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