Penne With Yellow Cherry Tomatoes, Rocket, Smoked Bacon & Home Made Red Pesto


15 inches yellow cherry tomatoes, cleaned & cut half
1 handful of fresh rocket leaves, or more according to your taste
200 gr of smoked bacon, cut into little pieces
Parmesan cheese, grated to serve
* For the red pesto: ( you will get about 250 gr pesto, this is 1.5 little 170 m


Cook the pasta al dente in a large cooking pot. Drain, keep warm.
In the meantime, take a large non stick pan & pour some baking margarine in it. Let it heat up on high heat. Now, add the smoked bacon pieces. Fry until golden on both sides. Take a large plate & place 2 kitchen papers on it. Place the bacon pieces on it. Then, take 2 other kitchen papers & place onto the bacon. This is to drain the fat. Add the smoked bacon pieces to the pasta pot. Mix with a spoon. Keep warm.
In the same pan, take away the fat with kitchen paper. Add some baking margarine & heat up on high. Now, add the halved cherry tomatoes & season with some Maldon sea salt & some grinded black pepper. Fry until the tomatoes starten to loosen. Turn the heat off & carefully add the cherry tomatoes halves to the pasta mix. Add the 2 to 3 tablespoons of the red pesto & mix carefully. Add 1 teaspoon of a fruity olive oil because the red psto is solid & you need it a bit to loosen. Mix again. Add the 1 handful of rocket leaves. Mix. Taste. Add some grinded black pepper if necessary. It has to taste fab!




Recently, I made home made red pesto, I had some left in the fridge so I wanted to make a pasta dish out of it. I had rocket leaves & thought that yellow cherry tomatoes would go great with that.
It is all about flavour & trying to get the best flavours & colours together. I served my pasta dish with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


12.0 servings


Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:33pm


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