Japanese-style Pasta with Broccolini and Bacon

Japanese-style Pasta with Broccolini and Bacon

This is a spring-inspired pasta using broccolini. I gave it a Japanese flavor with shiro-dashi and bonito flakes. Hope you give it a try for lunch!

Ingredients: 1 serving

1 portion (about 100 g)
Salt (for the pasta)
To taste
5 to 6 stalks
Shimeji mushrooms
1/4 pack
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Black pepper
A small amount
Bonito flakes
To taste


1. Cut the broccolini into 3 cm pieces. Slice the bacon into 5 mm pieces. Shred the shimeji mushrooms and chop in half.
2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the bacon and mushrooms.
3. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water. Add the broccolini just before the pasta's done, and boil for the last 30 seconds.
4. Put the boiled pasta and broccolini in the frying pan, and season with shiro-dashi and black pepper. Sprinkle with bonito flakes to finish and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this for brunch on a day off!