bacon and mushroom pomodoro sauce

Pasta has a way of soothing the soul. At the end of a long and tiring day, I often find myself craving a huge bowl of noodles, ideally balanced on the knee and eaten in solitude, accompanied by a glass of wine almost filled to the brim (pardon me, as I dispense with formal wine appreciation or drinking etiquette). My children have definitely inherited this love of pasta, and they have it for dinner at least once a week. They enjoy pasta with creamy carbonara, tossed in garlicky olive oil, with pesto and also pomodoro sauces. Recently, I have been making large batches of tomato pasta sauces because they are 1) extremely tasty, 2) easy to make and 3) they keep very well in the fridge. Three winning points in a recipe for any busy mom.

The kids might have this sauce on Monday cooked with spaghetti, and all I need to do a couple of nights later, is cook a different type of pasta for variety, heat up the sauce, and dinner is served. I make a plain pomodoro sauce with onions and garlic most often and the kids are also partial to bolognese. But they have grown extremely fond of this bacon and mushroom pomodoro sauce. I mean, it’s a no-brainer right? Bacon paired with mushrooms? It’s a match made in heaven. The smokey flavour of the bacon gives this sauce a serious umami kick. The nights I serve this up, I can be assured of a complaint-free dinner. I hear nothing but the quiet slurping of spaghetti. And that, my friends, is music to my ears.

About Dawn Chia

Dawn, a lanky food-crazed lady, started out writing for lifestyle magazines, and later spent several years in banking. When not eating, she's cooking, reading about, hankering after, and writing about food. On her first date with her boyfriend (now husband), they dined at four restaurants across Singapore. He's gained 25lbs since, and their culinary escapades continue after welcoming two rotund angels. Dawn's committed to feeding them with the best, and creating lasting food memories and traditions for her family.

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11 December 2014

Comments

Thank you for a lovely recipe. Could you help with these questions:
Do you use button mushrooms?
How do you deglaze?
What sterile container do you use?
Thanks.

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