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!


Debbiedoos said...

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

Rini 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! :)

extreme personal measures 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