Sunday, April 24, 2005

ear shaped pasta with three peas

orecchiette pasta tossed in crisped bacon, sugar snap peas, pea shoots (my kids laugh everytime i say this, they can barely eat!), thawed frozen petite peas and parmesan. (spinach or watercress can be substituted for the pea shoots if they are not available.)
the recipe is here.
a dish that evokes springtime very well. but.
next time i make it i will brown some garlic in the bacon fat, with a few anchovy fillets and saute until the anchovies melt before proceeding with the rest of the recipe. i will also substitute basil for the mint just to add a bit more ooomph and vavavavoom to the dish.