Did you miss out on seeing Chef Fabio Viviani at the Mariano’s in Vernon Hills this past weekend? If you did don’t despair he shared his recipe with us so you can whip up a healthy, tasty meal for your whole family tonight. It’s a perfect use for those tomatoes that are just starting to show up in our gardens and at the farmers market.
FRESH FETTUCCINE WITH CRISPY PANCETTA, SAUTÉED MUSHROOM AND CHERRY TOMATO
by Chef Fabio Viviani
Serves 2, double ingredients for 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
2 cups cherry tomatoes (20 small), halved and seeded
2 Tbsp. Bertolli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 ounces pancetta or bacon, diced
1 Tbsp. Bertolli® Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil
4 to 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
12 ounces oyster mushrooms, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth, divided
8 ounces fresh fettuccine
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 475°. Drizzle tomatoes with Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Arrange in baking pan and roast 5 to 10 minutes or until wilted.
Sauté pancetta with Bertolli Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil over medium-high heat until crisp. Season with fresh ground black pepper and very little salt. Add garlic and mushrooms and sauté until golden brown.
Add roasted tomatoes and 1/4 cup broth to sauté pan. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered.
Add fettuccini to boiling water over high heat, stirring occasionally until it floats, approx. 5 to 8 minutes.
Add cooked fettuccine to sauté pan and remaining broth. Increase heat and drizzle with Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add parsley. Simmer 2 to 5 minutes.
Top with shaved Parmesan and serve.
If you’ve made it, share with us how it went!