Thursday, July 19, 2012

Spaghetti with French Breakfast Radishes, Bacon, and Greens

This is a quick and easy dinner recipes that's surprisingly good. I mostly made it to use up some radishes, but I'm so glad I stumbled upon this dish. Warning, the recipe below makes two servings.

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Spaghetti with French Breakfast Radishes, Bacon, and Greens (from Radically Simple)

170g spaghetti
several large bunches large French breakfast radishes, greens included
4 strips bacon
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta 12 minutes until just tender.
2. Meanwhile, separate radishes from greens and slice 1/8" thick to yield 1 cup. Measure out 3 cups of packed radish greens and coarsely chop.
3. Cut bacon into 1/3" strips.
4. Cook bacon in large saute pan over high heat for 3 minutes until fat is rendered and bacon is soft.
5. Add oil, chopped radish leaves, and sliced radishes to bacon. Cook until greens wilt and radishes soften, 5 minutes.
6. Drain pasta. Add to radishes and cook 2 minutes.
7. Toss with half of cheese and coarsely cracked black pepper.
8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and serve.

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