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Bacon and Broccoli Pasta or Pizza… Bacon Week Overflow


Eff yes. Home made egg yolk pasta with the goods

Eff yes. Home made egg yolk pasta with the goods

As you may well gather from my last few posts it is damn cold in these normally sun kissed and glowing Northern Rivers. All I have is a constant reminder of how the magic rays of the sun can benefit a man from the ever-so-constant facehead up dates from my compatriot and long time friend Pauly, as he eats his way through the back alleys and undulating hillsides of South America. I love them, I really do, but fuck Pauly, it was -1C this morning when I got into my chariot to commence my journey to my residence of daily assignment… and believe me when I say it was a slow journey, as three of my seven chariot drawing carnies had fallen to the dreaded frost in the night. Don’t sleep I tell them, don’t sleep.

But, to warm my cockles and yours, I do still have a bit of Bacon Week overflow.

One of my favourite combos two ways; Bacon, baby broccoli, anchovy and chilli pizza or pasta… you choose.

The pizza. I really like the little charred bits on the broccoli

The pizza. I really like the little charred bits on the broccoli

It’s easy enough that I probably shouldn’t even need to offer you an actual recipe. Well, that’s what I was thinking but… yeah, I’ll do a recipe.


6 rashers bacon, sliced into 5mm pieces
1 brown onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2 anchovies
1 long red chilli, finely diced (you could use a pinch of dried chilli flakes if you want)
1 bunch baby broccoli or broccolini, chopped into 4cm pieces, any thicker pieces of stem sliced in half lengthways
Enough pasta for 4, cooked as per packet instructions
Grated parmesan to serve

• Hit a pan with a splash of olive oil and sauté everything except broccoli and pasta until it is starting to get a little colour and smell damn well delicious
• While the bacon thing is going on blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute and 1 minute only
• Add broccoli to bacon mix and sauté for another minute
• Add pasta to pan, toss to combine adding another splash of olive oil if it looks like it needs it
• Serve that shit up immediately with a handful of parmesan on top
• For the pizza all you need to do is smear a bit of tomato passata over a pizza base, lay a couple of pieces of cheese on there, chuck the same ingredients over that and cook in a really hot oven until done to your liking. Try it. It will make your face smile


21 comments on “Bacon and Broccoli Pasta or Pizza… Bacon Week Overflow

  1. I like the idea of bacon and anchovy together. The best Caesar salads have this tasty combo.

    1. Oh yes indeed… Broccoli Caesar could be on the cards. Nice work. Cheers!!

  2. Dana Fashina says:

    Oh fuck yes. Shit….

  3. cheergerm says:

    Hell yeah Mr Food. Your pasta looks the business. Broccoli and I will elope one day and live happily ever after.

    1. People will judge you but sometimes you just gotta go with your heart.

      Smiley face

  4. Conor Bofin says:

    Excellent extreme food for extreme weather. This South America thing seems to be a good thing to do.

    1. Thank you my friend. Gotta get through this somehow…

      Smiley face

  5. Amanda says:

    Wow that pizza looks amazing. And I love the flavor combos you put in the pasta. Come cook for me!

    1. Thankyou very much my friend!

      A road trip eh… Now that could be fun…

  6. chefdantes says:

    looks delicious and if it makes you feel any better, we are on the side of a snowy volcano at moment in Pucon, Chile (probably didn’t make you feel better, but brings a smile to my face)

    1. I think I hate you for that 🙂

  7. I may even eat broccoli in this manner. Just maybe.

    1. Use the young stuff and give it a go… And then you get extra dessert!! Smiley face

  8. Stoppppp. You made your own pasta? Oh my god, you are a MACHINE! :-O That pasta dish is so beautiful I can’t. And it has bacon? AND IT CAN BE MADE INTO A PIZZA! Wow.

    Do you have like a pasta attachment or something? The closest I’ve ever gotten to making pasta was using wonton wrappers for ravioli. -_-

    1. One of those sexy little hand operated pasta machines does the job very nicely and is a great conversation starter. Even if you don’t use it everyone thinks you’re a bawwssss!! Smiley face

      1. Hahahahaha! Oh my god, that’s brilliant. I need something to fill in the awkward silence at my house. Thanks buddy. ❤ 😛
        Maybe I'll even be lazy and get the one that attaches to the kitchenaid mixer. 😉

  9. kandee2013 says:

    Yes … my face is smiling !!

    1. Mmmm. Feel the endorphins

  10. laurasmess says:

    Oh my gosh. I want. Charred broccoli ftw!

    1. Ftw? I think i missed something…

      Charred broc is one of the things in this world that makes me truly happy (that and carnie throwing). The charred broccoli Caesar is next! That shit belongs on everything… And bacon too. Smiley face

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