There is a blog post that has been languishing in my drafts folder for months; it’s called variations on butter pasta. Someday I may finish it, but until then, here is another quick, easy, carb-tastic recipe. College students and exhausted adults, rejoice!
Bacon Kimchi Pasta
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1 slice of bacon
1/2 C chopped kimchi
1 clove garlic minced
1 Tbs gochujang
4 oz dry pasta
1 scallion sliced thinly
Boil the pasta according to the package directions.
Cook bacon until crispy in a medium skillet; it needs to be able to fit the pasta comfortably. Remove the bacon and plot with paper towels. Pour excess fat from the skillet. Add the garlic and kimchi and sauté until fragrant.
Add the gochujang and stir until combined. If your gochujang is not mixing well, you can add a few tablespoons of pasta water. Add the cooked pasta and stir to coat with the oil and spicy sauce. Top with scallions and bacon.