Saturday, December 13, 2008

Spaghetti Alla Matriciana


4 ounces (125 g) spaghetti
3 cups boiling water
2 rashers bacon, chopped
1/2 small onion, chopped
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup chicken stock
Bay leaf
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Microwave Method:

1. Place spaghetti into a large bowl with water. Cook for 10-12 minutes on HIGH.
2. Place bacon, onion and cayenne pepper into a bowl. Cook for 2-3 minutes on HIGH, stirring halfway through cooking.
3. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, stock and bay leaf. Cook for 8-10 minutes on HIGH, stirring twice during cooking.
4. Remove bay leaf. Pour over drained pasta.
5. Sprinkle with cheese.

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