6/19/11

Creamy Gomiti pasta with Peas, Spinach and Bacon

Yum


I have no idea how could I have lived up to this day with the false knowledge of pastas. Seriously, how could anyone live without knowing what kind of pasta they are eating? It is totally a life or death question, right? hahahahaaa
Okay, I should explain myself now. Because for years, many many years now I've been thinking that this Gomiti pasta was actually Shell pasta! I feel like I've been living in the darkness until 5 minutes ago when I came to realize this is Gomiti!! Commonly known as elbow macaroni. But what counts is that I am enlightened now and know exactly what kind of pasta I eat. But anyways...I made this absolutely yummy pasta dish the other day and since I cannot fall asleep I thought I definitely should share this recipe.
The good thing about pastas is that it's so quick and light and can turn into a very healthy meal. Although I did use cream with this one, okay non-deary cream which tastes just the same, maybe even better.
I love the fact that in the summer there are so many vegetables in the stores, farmer's markets. Makes everyone want to cook! Right? :)
So this recipe makes a lovely and hearty lunch for anyone who comes home from work or school because it is ready in less than 30 minutes!

Creamy Gomiti Pasta with Peas, Spinach and Bacon

Pasta - any type you have at home
2-3 cups fresh Spinach leaves, well I used frozen ones
1 cup fresh peas
3-4 tomatoes
1 purple onion
garlic
1 cup fresh basil
chopped bacon
3/4 cup cream
1/2 cup sour cream

Bring water to boil seasoned with 3 teaspoons of salt, when it is boiling add the pasta. While the water is coming to a boil heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, add onions, garlic, bacon and saute until onions a little golden. Add peas and spinach and continue to cook them.

Add a little water from the pasta. The peas seem to take a lot of time to soften for me. After they seem to soften add the tomatoes. Don't forget to season with salt and pepper. Add in the cream and sour cream and more pasta water. Bring it to a boil and add the basil leaves.

When it tastes good add in the pasta and let it soak in the sauce. Garnish it with some parmesan or pecorino cheese.

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