Eat by Nigel Slater

I just can’t believe the last 6 months have gone by so quickly. Over at I Heart Cooking Clubs we were preparing and sharing Nigel Slater recipes from March of this year until now. His six-month reign is over after this week as a new chef has been selected. Diana Henry will be headlining for the following six months.



But I will miss Nigel. The theme this week is Cheerio as we are giving Mr. Slater a sendoff. For me, I will continue whipping up recipes from my newest acquisition Eat. We’ll always have Potluck at IHHC, won’t we Nigel?



Since a friend of mine received this book for Christmas last year she was kind enough to share a few of the recipes with me early. I have already made Marmalade Chicken from this book as well as Pork Chops with Figs. (Thanks for the preview Mrs. L. ! )


My first pick from my copy of this book is a spaghetti bake. The main recipe calls for bacon, garlic and cream but there are other variations for this dish on the preceding page. I decided to combine two of them and add mushrooms.



Ingredients and Directions:

Cook 1 pound of spaghetti or bucatini until al dente. Drain, cool in colander under running water and set aside. Cut 12 slices of smoked bacon or ham into finger think pieces.

Peel and thinly slice 4 cloves of garlic and cook with bacon until bacon is crisp. Toss in a few handfuls of sliced mushrooms and cook until softened. Now they have bacony goodness saturating them – yum!

But drained pasta into bowl with 1 2/3 cups heavy cream and ¼ cup vegetable stock along with the bacon, mushroom and garlic mixture. Toss it together and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle lots of parmesan cheese over the top and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.

Dreamy.



I won’t say Cheerio to Nigel as I know he will be a regular for my Potluck contributions. Love this book.

This is my sixth book in the Cookbook Countdown hosted at Kitchen Flavours. I am sharing this with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.

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26 comments:

Catherine said...

The spaghetti bake looks wonderful!!
~ Catherine

Beth F said...

That spaghetti bake really does look awesome! I'll be sad to see you're adventures with Nigel come to an end but am looking forward to your next six months!

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I'm am pinning this one, man does it look delicious.

jama said...

Anything with bacon, garlic and cream has got to be good. Sounds delish!

Jennifer Hartling said...

Anything with bacony goodness is okay in my book! I love pasta dishes like this. I'll definitely be giving this one a try, thanks for sharing!

lawstudentscookbook said...

Pasta bakes are great! Noms.

kitchen flavours said...

Your pasta dish looks so delicious! Bacon makes everything extra yummy! I should get a copy of this book, have seen some delicious recipes from it!
I will still be using my two copies of Nigel's cookbooks, will definitely be seeing Nigel again! Cookbooks! Don't we just love our cookbooks!! I'll be "lost" without them! :)

Janel Gradowski said...

Bacon makes EVERYTHING good! What a yummy recipe.

Katherine P said...

Yum! While Eat didn't work out for me this looks absolutely amazing! I do plan out trying more of Nigel Slater's recipes. I'm hoping I have more luck with it in actual cookbook form instead of ebook form.

Debra Eliotseats said...

This dish really looks delicious. I am ordering EAT now,

Vicki said...

We love spaghetti and love bacon, so this would be a hit with us!!

Susan Lindquist said...

I really love Nigel Slater too and know we'll all be using his recipes with a degree of regularity! This pasta bake looks scrumptious! Put bacon in a creamy sauce and you can't go wrong in my book!

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

That looks like a delicious bowl of pasta! I rarely make pasta at home, but love a good bowl of fresh pasta at a restaurant that really knows who to do it well!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Yum, looks fabulous, Tina - all that garlicky, bacony goodness :-) Actually there is a spaghetti bake in Tender, Vol 1 too which I've made a few times with chicken, mushrooms and leeks - it's become one of our regular standbys when we have leftover roast chicken.

Carole said...

I love Nigel Slater too - and often turn to Eat for inspiration. I enjoyed his memoir too. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Deb in Hawaii said...

This does look pretty dreamy--especially with those mushrooms you added. I'll definitely be going back to Nigel for Potlucks because of how easy and good his recipes are. ;-)

Kim said...

Oh Tina, this is a dreamy recipe for certain. You simple can't improve on pasta, bacon, cheese, and garlic. It's all the good stuff!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Sort of a baked Carbonara. You :)

Shelleyrae @ Bookd Out

ostwestwind said...

This looks so delicious, I could bite into the monitor!

Elizabeth said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy.

I am going to subscribe so I don't miss your recipes.

Thanks, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Elizabeth

Zosia said...

That looks absolutely scrumptious! I was cooking with Nigel before he became featured chef and I also won't be stopping now - too many recipes marked that I still haven't made!

Joanne said...

This pasta sounds quite tasty! I've already purchased a Diana Henry cookbook so hopefully I can cook along more!

Tina said...

Thank you all for such nice comments - I appreciate it!!
Off to visit now.......

~~louise~~ said...

Sinful Tina but oh so yummy, lol!!! I have enjoyed getting to know Nigel through your posts. It seems many are going to miss him but, I'm sure the next choice will be just as stimulating:)

Thank you so much for sharing, Tina...

Le laquet said...

He just makes food that you cannot help wanting to eat. Yum!

Tina said...

I will prepare a few dishes on Potluck with a Nigel theme, Louise, it's that good :-)

Mrs L, so true! I would love to see your copy of his book. I think it's different

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