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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Buttery penne with smoked salmon

This one is incredibly good tasting, especially considering its incredibly little cooking time (about 10-12 minutes)! Definitely heartily recommended, especially if you, like us, love smoked salmon. It's one of the healthiest types of meat, full of omega 3 acid and unsaturated fats (preserved especially in its smoked form, because it remains quite raw) and unbelievably delicious for how healthy it is! Our favorite fish and our favorite meat ever. And the combination with pasta is epic!
Note: If you don't like bacon or want to keep the dish simpler (and ready faster) you can replace the bacon with another 50-70 g of smoked salmon. We prefer the combination prescribed here though ;). 

Ingredients (serves 2):
  • 250 g of penne
  • 2 thick slices of butter (about 10-15 g)
  • 1 gurgle of olive oil
  • some salt
  • a good pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 4 slices of bacon (about 70 g)
  • 100 g smoked salmon

First, chop your bacon into finer pieces:

Put the pasta in a pot with enough boiling water with some salt and let them boil as much time as their package says (about 7-10 minutes is the usual):

While the penne boil put the bacon in a frying pan with the olive oil and roast it for a couple of minutes until it becomes crispy:

No need to watch the bacon either, so you can begin chopping the salmon into edible bites:

Take the bacon out of the frying pan and put it aside. Put the butter in the same pan, add some salt and the pepper and melt the whole thing fast!

Take the pasta out of the water, drain it and divide it between two plates. Put the bacon on top of the penne:

Stir to make the bacon evenly distributed through the penne and add half of the butter on each plate:

Stir again. Add the bits of salmon on top and don't mix, they should remain cooler than the rest of the plate. Serve while fresh, it's all done, dig in! :)

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