I first had something similar in Portugal a couple of years ago and every time I feel pretty crappy I make it. I’m currently suffering from a suspected prolapsed disc at the bottom of my back and am in agony, so needed something quick, easy and tasty for tea tonight. So I decided to make this. Just remove the bacon part if you want a tasty vegan dish.
This makes one portion.
50g of spaghetti
4 rashers of streaky bacon
4 closed cup mushrooms
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
2 large cloves of garlic
Parsley to serve
Boil the kettle for the spaghetti
Chop the mushrooms, thinly slice the garlic cloves and cut the bacon in to thin strips.
Boil the spaghetti according to packet instructions
When spaghetti is cooked, drain water
Mix the juice of half a lemon with 3 tablespoons of oil. Mix well. Pour over spaghetti
Mix the mushrooms, bacon and garlic with the spaghetti and plate.
Add parsley to taste.
Serve with slices (or a whole baguette) of garlic bread