Monday, 5 September 2011

Pancetta pasta with semi-dried tomato

Pancetta pasta with semi-dried tomato

It won't be long before you notice that I eat a lot of pasta/ spaghetti.

1 tub semi-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped (For one serving, I use a third of the tub shown below)
3 to 4 slices pancetta, cut to bite-size (Available from our shop or buy online from "air-dried" section)
Onion, sliced
Olive oil

1] Put some water to boil in a pot. Add a dash of salt and then add pasta. I used spiral ones in the picture shown above. I cook about a handful (literally) for one serving. When al dente, turn off the fire, discard the hot water (retain a cup or so) and quickly rinse the pasta with some cool water. Drain. Then put aside.

2] Add some olive oil to a pan. When warm, add onions & garlic. Fry till fragrant.

3] Then add the pancetta, some semi-dried tomatoes and vegetables. If the pan gets too dry, add some of the hot water you retained from cooking the pasta earlier. Stir.

4] Add the cooked pasta to pan.

5] Do a quick stir. And quickly add some salt if desired. BUT, please taste before doing so. The tomatoes and pancetta are full of flavour so you may not need the salt afterall.

6] Add some freshly grounded pepper to taste.


Pancetta, semi-dried tomatoes, eggplant,
sliced onions, garlic & zucchini

Pancetta imported from Australia
Available for sale at our shop
or online at
Click on "air-dried"
Australian semi-dried tomatoes
Available for sale at or at our shop
at Dempsey

Ariella =)

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