This Angel Hair Pasta recipe with Bacon and Raisins may sound unusual, but I assure you the flavors work together beautifully. The crisp salty bacon contrasts perfectly with the delicate sweetness of the raisins amaking this angel hair pasts dish a simple yet delicious dish.
Angel Hair Pasta Recipe with Bacon and Raisins: Origin
Bacon and raisins may seem like an odd combination for a pasta dish, but my daughter likes both and I felt like experimenting a bit. I kept the preparation very simple, so I could really taste how the raisins worked with the angel hair pasta. Other than being slightly sweeter, there was little difference from using sun-dried tomatoes. My fussy daughter enjoyed the pasta.
In case you are not familiar with angel hair pasta, it is also called cappellini. It is a very thin quick cooking pasta noodle. It is basically an extra skinny version of spaghetti.
- 1/2 box cappellini
- 3 strips center cut bacon sliced across width into 1/4" wide pieces
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 tsp. Italian seasonings
- Bring pot of salted water to a boil, cook cappellini to a very al dente point (should still be a bit firm)
- Add bacon and olive oil to non-stick saute pan (on med-high heat).
- Once bacon is crisp, add raisins and Italian seasonings. Cook for about 1 minute, while stirring.
- Pour in chicken stock, bring to rapid boil, then add partially cooked cappellini. Stir consistently.
- Once the liquid is mostly absorbed, take pan off stove and serve.
This would go nicely with a sweeter meat dish. Leftover pulled pork would certainly team well with it.