Bacon Garlic Pasta
This bacon garlic pasta (macaroni) is a simple pasta dish that I cook quite frequently. The flavour is full although the ingredients are few. I brought this pasta to work as a side dish to accompany my weekday lunch salad. The method of cooking is similar to how I cook my aglio olio, which is why a bit more garlic and oil are used.
It is also great as a one-dish meal and you can vary this basic recipe with all types of pasta (such as spaghetti and penne) and other ingredients like tomato, mushroom, pepper and/or chicken. This basic version is really my favourite because it already tastes good on its own. I also substituted the typical pasta ingredients with local ingredients – chilli flakes with chilli padi; flat-leaf parsley with spring onions.