Fettuccine with chocolate and bacon
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Fettuccine with chocolate and bacon

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 100 grams fettuccine cooked al dente in salted water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 100 grams belly bacon chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels (if using a chocolate bar, chop finely before measuring)
  • 1/4 cup panko or regular unsweetened bread crumbs
  • 1 pinch cayenne powder
  • salt to taste
  • chopped parsley to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a pan.
  • Add the chopped bacon and garlic. Sprinkle the cayenne powder over them. Over medium-high heat, cook until the bacon bits are browned and crisp.
  • Set the heat to low. Add the chocolate to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until melted. Add just enough salt to create the balance of sweet-salty flavor that you like.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Toss to coat the noodles with sauce.
  • Top the pasta with parsley and serve hot.

Notes

Dark chocolate is essential for this recipe. Sweeter chocolates like milk chocolate will not give the sauce the correct balance of flavor.