Monday, February 21, 2011

Pasta with Edamame and Bacon

A quick meal that has very few ingredients. 

And also happens to be...delicious.

Are you smiling?

It's easy.  And it took me about 20 minutes, including interruptions from kiddos.

May I show you?

First, get your water boiling in a large pot to cook the pasta and nuke the frozen edamame (or peas) while you're doing the rest of these steps.

Saute bacon for 7-8 minutes.

Transfer cooked bacon to a plate with a slotted spoon.

Discard all but a tablespoon of the bacon grease.

Whisk in a cup of cream.

Continue to whisk over medium-high heat for about 7-8 minutes.
It will thicken and "reduce."

Add the bacon back to the pan.
And the cooked edamame (or substitute peas).

Stir together to mix.  Taste it.  Add a little salt if needed.

Combine with about 1/2 pound of cooked fettuchine. 
(Just eyeball half of a one-pound box.)

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Pasta with Edamame and Bacon
Serves 3-4

1/2 pound pasta (fettucchine, thin spaghetti, linguine, or even cheese tortellini), cooked according to package instructions
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup frozen edamame (soybeans), cooked (or substitute frozen peas)
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large skillet, saute bacon for 7-8 minutes over medium-high heat.  Using a slotted spoon, tranfer cooked bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel.  Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease and discard the rest.  Whisk cream into the reserved bacon grease and whisk over medium-high heat for another 7-8 minutes until the cream has thickened and "reduced". 

Add the cooked bacon back to the pan; also toss in the cooked edamame (or peas, if using).  Stir together to mix well.

Stir cooked pasta into the sauce. 

Top with Parmesan cheese.

Lick your chops, and enjoy!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

oh that looks good! We love everything in that recipe. Thanks for sharing, and thank you for joining in. XO

Kathrine said...

Oh my goodness! Looks yummy! I do a lot of pasta recipes like this, but never thought of soy or any kind of beans! Thank you for sharing :)

Caneel said...

Another delicious recipe! :)

Denise said...

This sounds delish! I am doing a feature of it tomorrow in my What's Cooking series here Extreme Personal Measures.

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Healthy Recipes said...

These are such a great Food Recipes ideas.. super quick.. yummy and easy