Hello Bacon Fans and Welcome To My Kitchen!
Ready for another baconized recipe from the Castle Baconia’s cookbook of delightful treats? Well good because I have one for you. As always. Would I let you down? This probably sounds a little weird because of the combination of ingredients but TRUST ME………it’s a tasty treat. It involves the SWEET/SALTY combination of peaches and bacon and oh boy is it incredible in this recipe!
Linguini with Bacon, Peaches & Gorgonzola
One 12-ounce box linguine
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 ounces bacon, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
1 peach, thinly sliced
¾ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
1. Cook the linguine in a large pot of salted boiling water until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, then toss the linguine with the olive oil.
2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and cook the shallots in the bacon fat until tender, about 2 minutes.
3. Add the peach slices and cook until tender, about 4 minutes.
4. Add the pasta and bacon back to the pan and toss to combine. Add the Gorgonzola and toss until just combined. Garnish with thyme.
Gorgonzola is a different cheese – very tasty but probably not a cheese you would normally find in your refrigerator! We got it at our local grocery store and you probably can too.
It’s always fun to try a recipe you may NEVER have thought of making – and this gives you a chance to do just that………….!!
Until next Saturday when we will meet again in my kitchen!