Bacon and Herb Capellini
Here's another quick meal installment.
One of the fastest cooking pastas is Capellini aka Angel Hair.
Cook according to package instructions (usually 4-6 minutes in boiling salted water).
Drain and immediately toss in 2 tbsp olive oil and set aside.
Dice 2 large shallots, 6 strips of bacon and 2 tbsps fresh parsley.
Using the same pot, heat and add chopped bacon. Cook until fat has rendered and it has began to crisp (about 3 minutes). Add shallots and cook for another 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add pasta and parsley. Add the juice of half a lemon and the zest as well. Toss with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper.
Serve and enjoy.
Variations: Add sauteed grape tomatoes, peas and/or fresh spinach for even more deliciousness and added nutrients.