Green and Gold Peas With Pasta

czwartek, 30 stycznia 2014

Green and Gold Peas With Pasta

Time: 14 mins


  • 12 ounces orecchiette (little ear-shaped pasta)
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped (approx 4 oz)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained (chick peas)
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped (or basil)
  • 1 1/4 cups parmesan cheese, grated (divided)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 1 Cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring often. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Transfer to large bowl.
  • 2 Brown bacon in deep large frying pan over medium - high heat until crispy. Transfer bacon to paper towel to drain.
  • 3 Add onion to bacon fat in pan sautee\u2019 until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 Add frozen peas stir two minutes then add the chick peas and continue to cook until both are just heated through and peas are bright green about 1 minute longer.
  • 5 Return bacon to pan and add mint (reserving some for garnish) and pasta and enough cooking liquid to moisten pasta.
  • 6 Stir in 1 cup cheese and place on serving platter or bowl.
  • 7 Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with reserved mint Serve, passing additional cheese alongside.

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