Simplicity itself – Pasta With Artichokes, Smoked Bacon and Parsley
PASTA WITH ARTICHOKES, SMOKED BACON AND PARSLEY
400-500 g/ 0,9-1,1 lb pasta
4 artichoke hearts, i.e. trimmed artichokes ready to be sliced. If you cannot find fresh artichokes, you can try frozen or in oil but it will not be the same
150 g/ 5.3 ounce thin slices of smoked bacon
3-4 full tbsp finely chopped parsley
extra-virgin olive oil
Cut the bacon slices into small pieces and fry in skillet until crispy, let the bacon drip off excess fat on kitchen towel paper. Discard of the bacon fat.
Quarter the artichokes and slice them really thin. Cook slowly in skillet with olive oil until soft and possibly a little crispy. Don’t forget to salt a little.
Mix artichokes with bacon and parsley and then toss it all with the pasta in the skillet so that it absorbs the flavours.