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Lardons & Tomato Pasta

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Lardons & Tomato Pasta

Sedanini pasta topped with lardons, tomatoes, fresh parsley and hard cheese shavings.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 200g x sedanini pasta
  • ½ x onion – peel & chop finely
  • 100g x Richard Bosman Lardons
  • ½ clove x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • 1 tsp x smoked paprika
  • 2 x tomatoes – dice (1cm)
  • ¼ cup x water (for the lardon and tomato mix)
  • 5g x parsley – remove stalks & chop roughly
  • 30g x hard cheese
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 400g x sedanini pasta
  • 1 x onion – peel & chop finely
  • 200g x Richard Bosman Lardons
  • 1 clove x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • 2 tsp x smoked paprika
  • 4 x tomatoes – dice (1cm)
  • ½ cup x water (for the lardon and tomato mix)
  • 10g x parsley – remove stalks & chop roughly
  • 60g x hard cheese
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above. Boil the kettle.

Step 2

Sedanini pasta: Place a large saucepan on medium-high heat and add the boiling water. Add the sedanini pasta and cook for 10 minutes. Don’t overcook the pasta – you want it al dente, that’s slightly chewy and uniformly translucent. Once cooked, drain (reserving some pasta water for the sauce) and keep warm in a colander over a saucepan of hot water. Drizzle the pasta with a little olive oil to prevent it from sticking together.

Step 3

Lardon and tomato mix: Place a large frying pan on medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and the lardons to the pan and break the lardons up with the spoon. Cook for 5 minutes until golden. Add the garlic and smoked paprika and cook for 30 seconds before adding the tomatoes and the water (see quantity above for the lardon mix). Cook for 7 minutes until the tomatoes soften and form a sauce. You can add some of the pasta water to loosen the sauce, if necessary. Season to taste – the lardons are very salty, so you might not need to add any extra salt.

Step 4

Hard cheese: Use a potato peeler to slice the hard cheese into shavings.

Step 5

Serve the sedanini pasta topped with the lardon and tomato mix, fresh parsley and hard cheese shavings. Season to taste.