Thursday, September 6, 2007

Spaghetti with lime and rocket (arugula). And vacation!

Spaghetti with lime and rocket (arugula)

Yes, I’m officially on vacation, yay!

My plane leaves next Sunday, Sep 9, and you won’t be seeing me for a while. I’ll miss your wonderful visits and comments, not to mention visiting your fantastic blogs.

aaWeekendHerbBlogging

Before I go, I’d like to submit this pasta dish to this Weekend Herb Blogging, this time hosted by Katie, of Thyme for Cooking, the Blog.

See you guys in three weeks!

Spaghetti with lime and rocket
adapted from Flavours

450g (14oz) spaghetti
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon shredded lime zest
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed
8 bacon rashers
150g (5oz) rocket (arugula), shredded
3 tablespoons lime juice
dried chillies, in flakes*
grated parmesan, to serve

Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
While the spaghetti is cooking, place the bacon rashers on a plate, between paper towels and cook in the microwave oven until cooked and crisp. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the lime zest, garlic and capers and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the spaghetti to the pan and toss to coat and heat through. Crush the bacon rashers into pieces and add to the pasta.
To serve, toss the rocket, lime juice and dried chillies through the pasta and pile into serving bowls. Top with the parmesan.

* use them accordingly to your taste, some are quite hot

Serves 4

56 comments:

Manggy said...

I love chilis! Have a great vacation!

Mandy said...

Have a great vacation, Patricia!

Deborah said...

Have a great time on vacation!!

Lydia said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

Abby said...

Have a fantastic trip! We'll miss you, and can't wait to hear all about it.

Pat said...

Have a lovely time Patricia and I can't wait for you to return and post more lovely recipes for me to try. I will be trying this one too I think!!!
Enjoy your vacation!!!

Graeme said...

Pasta with rocket is always a winner.

Have a great vacation and be sure to bring back lots of nice things to show us all!

katiez said...

Bacon and capers, yep, this has got to be good!

Have a great holiday...

nicisme said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday and that you take lots of photos to show us!

Anh said...

Pat, have a great time! See you back here some time soon! *hug hug*

Hannah said...

Aw, I'll really miss you too, but I hope you have a great vacation!

Susan said...

Yum, another rocket pasta is always welcome in my book! Wishing you safe and happy travels, Patricia!

Janet said...

Have a great vacation!! I just got back from vacation, but I already need another one... I'm jealous!

Belinda said...

Wow, three weeks away on holiday, Patricia! That sounds wonderful...I hope you have a fabulous time, and tell us all the fun details when you get back. :-) I'll miss your posts while you are away!

Ngoc said...

Have a wonderful vacation! :)

Pam said...

Patricia, I hope you have a wonderful vacation! I just made this recipe this week also, I thought it was good, though I was surprised that the lime flavor didn't show through more.

Mallow said...

We'll miss you while you're gone - have a great trip!

Lia said...

I love spagetty, hmmm yummy, have a nice vocation Pat ;)

Peabody said...

Enjoy your vacation!!!

T.W. Barritt said...

I've become a big fan of lime juice. It's gives a dish such a nice fresh kick! Have a great vacation, Patricia!

Celine said...

happy vacation time to you, Patricia!

valentinA said...

Happy vacation Pat, you deserve it!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Enjoy your holidays!

Greetings, Margot

Barbara said...

Have a wonderful vacation Patricia. I'll be off on vacation soon also.

Cynthia said...

Have a good time and see you when you get back.

Kristen said...

Patricia -
Have a fantastic vacation! Can't wait to hear all about it.

ilingc said...

Wishing you a great holiday Patricia!

Amrita said...

Hey pat!

Oooh! You're going on a vacation!

Well, I've tagged you anyway, lol....Do check you my blog for the details/rules.

Of course, after your vacation! Hehe

Have fun!

Kelly-Jane said...

Have a great holiday, and see you when you get back :)

KJxx

Nora B. said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

The pasta dish sounds so light and refreshing.

Cris said...

Enjoy your vacation! This looks delicious!

ovenhaven said...

Have a great vacation, sweetie! *hugs*

lynn said...

Hope your vacation is super!

Kalyn said...

Wow, this sounds fantastic. Now I am wondering where you're going for three weeks. How great to have a vacation that long.

sunita said...

Lovely spaghetti...have a nice time :)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Three weeks! Hope you're having a really great time!

Tartelette said...

Have a great time! Well deserved!

Toni said...

Have a terrific vacation, Patricia! Please let us know where you were when you get back!

Beijos!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Lime and rocket sounds like a good combination.

Have a wonderful holiday Patricia!

Anne said...

Enjoy your vacation!

Amy said...

Have a great vacation! Tell us all about it when you get back.

Lisa said...

Oh, that pasta sounds really delicious! All of those wonderful flavors, together. Yum.

Have a great vacation!

eliza said...

have a nice time on your vacation!

sher said...

Yum! Thank you for the lovely picture. Now--have a GREAT time.

WokandSpoon said...

That looks like a lovely pasta dish! Have a great holiday!!!

Susan said...

Lime, arugula and capers sound sensational. I just got back from vacation myself. Hope you are enjoying yours, Patricia!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Have a beautiful vacation, Patricia! Don't forget to pamper yourself!

alex said...

I'm surfing on u blog,look great,
well,thinks for you info
mate&travel,vacation

Gattina said...

Patricia, we are playing hide-n-seek :P I come back and you're gone ... miss you a lot! Have a wonderful vacation, will "see" you later!

Hillary said...

I hope your vacation has been splendid and that by now you are returning soon :)

Margaret said...

Hi Patricia - hope you had a great holiday. You left us just on the right note with the photograph and recipe! Look forward to reading more postings from you soon.

The Baker & The Curry Maker said...

EVERYTHING THAT U POST is up my alley! everything appeals to me on ur blog! thank you for inspiring me!

Lori said...

Arugula rocks!

Hope you had fun on vacation! :oD

lululu said...

simple and tasty, good job!!!

eliza said...

hi patricia! just checking in with you...didn't know you have a vacation already! have fun...

Patricia Scarpin said...

Thank you all for your kind and sweet words, my dear friends!

Nicisme, some photos will be posted soon!

Pam, really? Maybe the limes I used were too big. :)

Kalyn, I traveled to Paris, Berlin, Rome and London, sweetie. It was fantastic!

Gattina, it's great to know you will be posting soon, sweetie!

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