Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Pea, Pancetta and Applewood Spaghetti

Pea, Pancetta and Applewood Spaghetti
The door bell rings and I find a chap complaining to me about a roundabout a couple of miles up the road. I guess it's his way of saying, “Sorry, I'm late”. However, I'm a forgiving sort of person especially when I see he has a hamper of extremely nice goodies from Applewood Cheese.

I've been a fan of Applewood Cheddar for some years and now it is available in a spreadable version. In order to spread the word (see what I've done there?!). Applewood have been asking bloggers to conjure up recipes using some of the products as inspiration. So this is a simple and filling pasta dish which is quick to make. Perfect for when you are in a hurry because your delivery driver turns up late.

Serves 4
Ingredients
1tsp (5ml) Olive oil
1 Onion, chopped
100g Pancetta
150g Fresh peas
500g Fresh Spaghetti
4 tbsp (60ml) Applewood Spreadable

Method

1. Put the olive oil in a large frying pan and sauté the onions and pancetta until the onion starts to soften.
2. Add the peas and continue cooking for a couple of minutes on a low heat.
3. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti in boiling water. It should only take about four minutes.
4. Add the Applewood Spreadable with 4 tbsp (60ml) of the spaghetti cooking water to the pea and pancetta mix. Stir well.
5. Drain the spaghetti and stir through the Applewood pea and pancetta mixture.
6. Serve immediately – it will go cold quick!

Substitutions

I used the produce that was sent to me but here are some alternatives:
Replace the olive oil for vegetable or sunflower oil.
Instead of pancetta use lardons or dice some thick bacon. Cooking bacon works well for this.
Use dried spaghetti or other pasta of your choice. Dried takes longer to cook so put it on to cook at the beginning.

Applewood sent me the items for free. No payment was made for this post. Recipe, photos and words are my own.




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