Giada is in her house kitchen area showing how to make one of her preferred summer season meals. It's an easy, however delicious meal with only two main active ingredients– pasta and bacon!
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Pasta alla Gricia
DISH THANKS TO GIADA DE LAURENTIIS
Overall: 30 minutes
Active: 15 min
Yield: 6 portions
12 ounces applewood smoked bacon, diced
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 pound linguine pasta
1/2 cup newly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
1/2 cup newly grated Pecorino Romano
Add the bacon to a big skillet. Location over medium heat and cook till the fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy, about 20 minutes. Drain pipes all however 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the pan. Stir in the pepper and reserved.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Season it kindly with salt. Prepare the pasta for 2 minutes less than the package directions, about 8 minutes. Add 1 cup of the pasta water to the pan with the bacon, return the pan to medium-high heat and cook, scraping up the bits from the bottom of the skillet with a wood spoon, up until slightly decreased, about 1 minute.
Using tongs, get rid of the pasta from the water and add it straight to the pan with the sauce. Sprinkle the pasta with the cheese and start to toss the pasta with the sauce. Continue to stir over low heat and toss till the sauce thickens and coats the pasta and the pasta is prepared through, 2 to 3 minutes. (Through this process, you may need to include more pasta water to assist cook the pasta and maintain a sauce. This might take up to a cup more pasta water.) Serve topped with more cheese if wanted.
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