I've decided to cook myself a healthy meal today after swimming 16 laps yesterday. Shan't make my effort to exercise become a waste, should I? :p So for brunch today, I whipped up a very fuss-free pasta dish. There's no cooking except just to cook the spaghetti and fry the bacon.
It is a simple and straight forward recipe and can be made up to several hours ahead. This recipe is adapted from culinariaitalia, a food blog featuring mainly Italian food. 😀 Weather in Singapore has been extremely warm these days, hence this dish would be good (that is what culinariaitalia said, and that is why I tried this recipe). :p
Without further ado, here's the recipe:
Cherry Tomatoes Spaghetti (serves 1)(adapted from culinariaitalia - Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes)
125 grams cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 small clove of garlic, peeled and left whole
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
salt and pepper
small bunch of parsley, chopped
2 strips of streaky bacon
Combine the cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and basil in a bowl. Season well with salt and pepper. Cover and let stand at a cool place for at least 1 hour (the longer the better) for the flavours to develop. Before serving, discard the garlic.
Cook spaghetti until al dente. While the spaghetti is cooking, slice the streaky bacon and heat them in an un-oiled non-stick pan. The bacon will release fat on its own. When the bacon's cooked, turn off the heat. Drain the spaghetti and mix together with the sauce, bacon and parsley. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.
TipsTo "de-seed" the cherry tomatoes, prepare a bowl of tap water. Using your fingers, pinch the cherry tomatoes inside the bowl of water to release the seeds.
Bon Appétit! 😀