Thursday, September 30, 2010

What's For Dinner?

Tonight I whipped up Rachael Ray's BLT pasta dinner which indeed had bacon & tomato but in place of lettuce, arugula was used. Rachael Ray is known for her 30 minute meals, but I must have been slow tonight since this took me closer to 45 minutes to an hour. But the dish had a lot of layers of flavor & a freshness to it with the arugula, parsley & basil.

Click here for the recipe.

Who doesn't love bacon?! Oh, you? Well, you should probably be committed!

The recipe calls for a toasted panko breadcrumb mixture that includes freshly grated Parmesan cheese & flat leaf parsley. I totally regret mixing this into the finished dish. If you decide to make this recipe, definitely keep it on the side & let each person top their bowl with this mixture which will give it a nice crunch. I was kicking myself as I ate my portion, but I guess you live & you learn.

If you ever have cherry tomatoes on hand & want to make a quick, fresh sauce, just add it to a pan with sauteed onions & garlic, cover tightly with a lid & cook for about ten minutes over medium heat (give it a shake every so often). After the tomatoes burst, season with salt & pepper & mash them into this delectable sauce.

Top with freshly grated Parm, have a glass of wine & viola, dinner is served!

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1 comment:

  1. That looks awesome! BLTs are a regular meal in our house, so I'll have to switch it up sometime and try the pasta version. And, I am sure you were not just slow tonight... it always takes me significantly longer to cook any of Rachel Ray's recipes.