Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Week 12: Pasta with Pesto and Asparagus

The Recipe
1/2lb pasta
150g bacon
1 lb asparagus
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup basil pesto (~130g)
1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained
1/3 cup mozzarella cubes
Fried eggs for serving

Preheat oven to 200C. Place asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in oven and roast for 8-12 minutes until tender and crisp. Let them cool before cutting them into 1-inch pieces.

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain.

In a pan, cook sliced bacon until crisp. Put aside, leaving drippings in pan (use them for frying the egg later).

In a bowl, toss together pasta, bacon, asparagus, pesto, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella.

Serve immediately with a fried egg on top.

The Verdict
Okay, the original recipe didn't have the bacon, I added that myself. Everything tastes better with bacon ;)

I absolutely loved it! I don't think the egg did anything either way, but the rest was extremely yummy! The only thing lacking was roasted pine nuts, so I'll have to add that next time :) Unfortunately DH isn't too keen on that much pesto, but I thought it was fantastic. Will definitely be making this again.

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