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Streaky Bacon Pasta recipe

A snapshot of the Hub-UK
menu in December 2000
Hub-UK first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a long time ago now!

Back then the internet was a very different place with much more of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was a pleasanter and more friendly place to hang out. For those of us interested in food and cooking it was a great opportunity to chat and share ideas with people living in other parts of the world.

It was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother with a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional chef just starting a career in the kitchen or one who was an old hand working at the stove, was happy to share recipes so others could enjoy them.

This is a Hub-UK recipe which has been described by someone who has eaten it as "the bestest ever pasta dish!"


140g streaky bacon
130kg Italian Salami Milano
7 medium tomatoes skinned
125gms mushrooms
250 mls Double cream
500mls Ham stock
175kg grated Parmesan cheese
4 cloves of Garlic
Lg knob of butter
Black pepper

  • In a sauté or frying pan (I use a wok), melt a large knob of butter.
  • Chop the bacon into small pieces and dice the salami very small.
  • Chop garlic and add garlic, bacon and salami to pan.
  • Fry gently until bacon starts to crisp slightly.
  • Add the skinned tomatoes and turn up the heat.
  • After a couple of minutes add the Ham stock, mushrooms, chopped parsley and black pepper to taste. (Do not add salt as Ham stock and bacon are salty).
  • Cook over a high heat to reduce stock to a thick consistency.
  • Add cream and continue over high heat until sauce thickens again.
  • Add grated parmesan and stir continuously until melted and blended thoroughly.
  • Serve with fresh pasta. Depending on type of pasta either stir together or pour over top.

Serves 4

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