Being a student – I like to think that I am starting to master all things ‘pasta’. I have taken great delight in creating exciting and yet also strange pasta dishes this past term. In doing so, I have decided to start sharing another love of mine with you: food.

Bacon and Pea pasta is a wonderfully cheap and easy student meal to make. However, I decided to make a less ‘studenty’ version as being at home means having tastier and more diverse groceries. Essentially it means I can add as much parmesan cheese as I would like without feeling guilty.

Ingredients: (For 2 portions)

  • 2 Rashers of Bacon (Cut into teeny pieces)
  •  A Handful of Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • Half an Avocado
  • 1 Clove of Garlic (roughly chopped)
  • A Small bowlful of peas (preferably petit pois)
  • Any pasta of your choice
  • Olive Oil (To drizzle)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated

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Step 1: Add a knob of butter to a heated frying pan and add the garlic and bacon. While the bacon is cooking, start boiling the pasta.

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Step 2: When the bacon is cooked and crispy, turn the heat down and add the bowlful of FROZEN peas. The idea is that while the peas cook they will add more moisture to the dish than if they were already defrosted.

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Step 3: Add the tomatoes to the frying pan, still keep the heat low as you don’t want to overcook the tomatoes and they break down. tumblr_oiecnv6Q6y1r3sd9bo5_1280.jpg

Step 4: Add the holy grail aka the pasta. Stir the mixture through to get the flavours to meddle together.

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Step 5: Drizzle about a spoonful of olive oil over the pasta, season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes.

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Step 6: Before serving, grate about your weights worth in parmesan cheese and sprinkle this over the top of the pasta. Thinly slice avocado chunks and also add this to the top of the pasta. I had mine with a glass of white wine that I found in my Dad’s fridge as currently I am dog sitting so I thought that could be my payment?

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If you think that I ate this sat on my own then you are wrong. The table was for decorative purposes only. I devoured the pasta whilst on the sofa binge watching friends and catfish. Am I living the life or living the life.

Disclaimer: I apologise for the poor picture quality, the more food dishes that I decide to do I will use start to use a nicer camera and better lighting – only the best for all my wonderful blogger friends.

Lots of Love,

Molly x

 

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