this is just STUPID good. starring 1 of my very favorite pastas, orecchietti-little thumb prints. they give such a comforting satisfying chubby CHEW. lovely starchy water for sauce too.
my new obsession, putting St Angel brie in food, makes a big delicious buttery appearance as well. 1/2 lb is a good amount for a lb of pasta.
also, whole baby tomatoes on the vine blistered in olive oil with just a pinch of coarse sea salt & a whole clove of garlic which toasted in the oil.
thick bacon chopped in chunks gives a carbonara effect along with the brie (replacing the egg yolk-which mark doesn't like) plus just a few slices of bacon adds a depth & a separate saltiness, leaving the tomatoes clean & bright.
basil is a nice companion as always!
it's an extremely rich dish to be inexpensive, the money is in the brie-which was on sale for $5.
plus it's essentially ready when the pasta's done.
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