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
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!