Bucatini BLT (Bacon, Leek + Tomato)

​Our Bucatini BLT is a glorious, flavor packed dinner that’s ready in minutes. It’s a light, fresh summer pasta with ripe tomatoes, leeks and yummy bacon. Enjoy!
1 pound bucatini pasta
8 slices thick cut bacon
3 leeks halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 pints cherry tomatoes
½ cup white wine
½ cup chicken stock
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh cracked pepper
Kosher salt
¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
A handful of basil leaves, chiffonade
½ cup grated Reggiano parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Drizzle tomatoes with olive oil and lay on sheet pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast for 2 hours, tossing around occasionally. Remove from oven and set aside.

In a deep frying pan, over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and bacon and cook till crispy. Remove and sit on a paper towel covered plate. Crumble bacon and set aside in a bowl.

Heat a large pot of water to a boil for bucatini, season water with salt then cook pasta to al dente.

In the bacon fat, sauté the leeks and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add wine and chicken stock. Season with salt and black pepper to taste, and then reduce the heat to low. (if you like a little heat add the red pepper flakes).

When pasta is ready, add a ladle of starchy water to sauce along with parsley, basil, bacon, tomatoes and bucatini, toss 1-2 minutes with an extra tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Turn off heat and toss in cheese, serve immediately.

Marcia Selden Catering has been creating unique events with an accent on extraordinary food, creativity, and highly polished professional service. The business is a family affair. From her Stamford headquarters, Marcia, with daughter Robin, son Jeffrey, and a team of dedicated and experienced party planners and chefs, work together to create “dream” events. They understand that a great party celebrates life’s milestones and believe in the host’s privilege to avoid stress and enjoy every minute. We are proud supporters of marriage equality. Whatever your desire, whether it’s a low-key clambake on the beach, a lavish over-the-top wedding, or anything in between, they will create a special memory that you and your guests will remember for years.

Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning, 65 Research Drive, Stamford, 203 353-8000


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