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October 7th, 2003

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06:55 pm - Yummmm
Try this and tell me how it turns out...I haven't made it yet but it sounds fabu.


This rich, slightly smoky sauce is cooked for only ten minutes.

6 bacon slices, chopped
6 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
4 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

1 pound penne

1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, feta cheese or coarsely grated Parmesan

Saut� bacon in heavy large saucepan over medium heat until crisp. Spoon off
all but 4 tablespoons drippings from pan. Add garlic to pan and stir 30
seconds. Add wine and scrape up any browned bits. Add tomatoes with juices,
tomato paste, oregano and crushed red pepper. Simmer until sauce thickens
slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Mix in 2 tablespoons

Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender
but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.

Return pasta to pot. Add sauce. Toss over medium heat until sauce coats
pasta, adding reserved cooking water by tablespoonfuls if mixture is dry.
Mix in cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with
remaining 2 tablespoons parsley.

Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Date:October 8th, 2003 12:39 pm (UTC)
even thinking about it makes me hungry. i want to try it. if you've got any other favourite tried and tested recipes - post them!
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Date:October 8th, 2003 08:04 pm (UTC)
Will do. Maybe I'll post the Carbonara recipe. That was a yummy one!
Yummmm - hungry munching whores

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