Saturday, May 4, 2013

Delicious Spicy Pancetta, Mushroom & Parmesan Fettucine


A friend of mine brought me some delicious pasta this week for lunch and inspired me to revamp one of my favorite go to pasta dishes. Normally I make this recipe with spicy Italian Sausage, but I wanted to try something different and decided to go with pancetta instead. 

The results were terrific! The pasta has a nice salty flavor from the pancetta and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. The addition of the pasilla and jalapeno peppers gives it a nice kick and the vegetables balance out the salt and spice. This recipe is pretty versatile as you can change out the ingredients pretty easily. If you do not have pancetta, substitute in some bacon. If you do not care for the peppers, add additional freshly diced tomatoes. Anyway you make it...it will turn out deliciously fabulous. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Happy Cooking,
Miranda

 Ingredients:

1 pound fettucine, cooked and drained
1 tbsp olive oil
6  ounces pancetta, chopped
1 cup finely diced onion
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 pasilla pepper, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup orange bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup olive oil

1 1/2 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

Boil pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain.


While pasta is boiling, saute onion, garlic, sugar, red pepper flakes and pancetta until garlic and onions are translucent and pancetta is thoroughly cooked. Add pasilla and jalapeno peppers and cook for 3 minutes more. 




Add chopped mushrooms and saute an additional 3-4 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and parsley. Quickly stir and cook for 1 minute more. 


Add additional olive oil as desired, up to 1/4 cup. Season with salt and add a liberal amount of freshly cracked black pepper and Parmesan cheese.


Combine mixture with pasta. Sprinkle with additional cheese. Enjoy!