Among various European cuisines, Italian cuisine is vastly poular all over the globe. It is my favorite too. While on travel across Europe, I never miss an opportunity to try Italian foods whenever I see a good Italian restaurant. However, Italian food is not limited to pizzas, its most recognisible face; in fact there are various others among which pasta is my all time favourite. Pastas come in varius shapes and with innumerable delightful creamy sauces. Among many delicatable meat-based pasta sauces, here I share one.
Ingredients to serve 4 :
- Olive oil – 4 tbspoon
- Garlic (sliced thinly) – 3 cloves
- Bacon (chopped) – 75 gm.
- Canned chopped tomatoes – 800 gm.
- Dried chilli flakes – ½ teaspoon.
- Salt & pepper
- Rigatoni – 450 gm.
- Fresh basil leaves (shredded) – 10
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese – 2 tbspoon.
Heat the oil and garlic in a large frying pan over medium – low heat. Cook until the garlic is just beginning to colour. Add the bacon and cook until browned.
Stir in the tomatoes and chilli flakes. Season with a little salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer over medium – low heat for 30 – 40 minutes, until the oil separates from the tomatoes.
Cook the pasta(rigatoni) in plenty of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite. Drain and transfer to a warmed serving dish.
Pour the bacon & tomato sauce over the pasta. Add the shredded basil and grated Parmenan, then toss well to mix. Delicious pasta is ready to serve.