Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely pasta dish. I had 3 veggies from my garden, I had to use up. Can you guess which veggies?
I had lots of sugar snap peas, garlic & red beetroot leaves & stalks! 🙂 Ooh yes! I needed to cut away a few leaves from the beetroot because my purple kohlrabi’s needed to get more sunlight in between the rows of red beets! So, I cut away a few stalks with the attached leaves. I took 4 smaller garlic bulbs out of the garden & used 1 whole one in this dish. The garlic is young, extremely fresh & yummy! So, let’s see how I made it!
Recipe: For 2 persons
250 gr spelt penne
4 young garlic cloves, 1 small bulb, peeled & finely cut up
100 gr sugar snap peas
1 medium white onion, peeled & cut up into strips
200 gr smoked bacon that is dairy-free
150 gr beetroot leaves & stalks, leaves cut up & stalks finely cut up
Maldon sea salt
a fruity extra virgin olive oil
1. Cook your spelt penne according to your packet instructions. When boiling, add your sugar snap peas & cook them until just al dente. This will take maximum 2 minutes. Take them out of the pasta pot & rinse with cold water to keep the greenness! Drain well & set aside. When pasta has been cooked, drain well & keep warm.
2. In a large non-stick frying pan, pour a few drizzles of that fruity oil in it. When hot, add cut up garlic, onion & red beetroot stalks. Fry until just tender. Stir often. Season with some grins of black pepper & a few ounces of sea salt. Place into another pot with fitted lid. Add some oil to the pan & swirl around. When hot, add smoked bacon & fry on both sides until browned & cooked through. Season with 10 grins of black pepper. When the bacon is nearly ready, top with the cut up beetroot leaves & place fitted lid on. After 2 minutes, stir the wilted leaves through your bacon. Now, add back to the pan, the fried garlic, onion, stalks & cooked cooled sugar snaps. Stir everything round into the pan. Heat up until it is all piping hot! Serve at once. Plate up with cooked penne & top with the mixed veggies-smoked bacon! Also scrape the bottom of your pan, to add the juices & fried garlic pieces! Yum Yum Yum! 🙂
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