Preparation: Separate the broccoli into florets. Cut the mushrooms into bite-size pieces. Cut the bacon into 1 cm wide strips.
Boil plenty of water in a large pot, and add a generous amount of salt (not included in the recipe). Parboil the broccoli until a bit firm. Do not cook too long.
Remove the broccoli, and cook the pasta. Cook 1 minute less than package instructions. That's the key.
Heat the garlic oil in a frying pan, and stir-fry the bacon. When lightly cooked, add the mushrooms, and stir-fry briefly.
Season with the salt, pepper, and wine. Scoop out 2 ladlefuls of pasta cooking water, and pour into the pan.
Add the precooked broccoli, and toss briefly.
Add the freshly cooked pasta, and mix well. Please taste at this point; if it's not flavourful, adjust with salt and pepper.
Please do not stir-fry too long after adding the pasta. Just mix with the ingredients and the sauce, then enjoy it♪ (This will prevent the pasta from drying out.)
This time, it was the perfect amount for 2 adults and 2 children. If it's only for adults, the yield would be 3 servings.
When you do not have garlic oil, you can substitute with olive oil (or vegetable oil), and 1 clove of sliced garlic stir-fried until fragrant.
Broccoli will absorb the flavour better than pasta. It might be better to add pasta first, then add broccoli last.
Story Behind this Recipe
I cooked pasta for lunch with the ingredients that I had at home. Light salty flavor is delicious.
Adding the pasta cooking water from the pot is the key. If the result is dry, add a bit more cooking water. If you like it spicy, stir-fry a red chili pepper before adding the bacon. It will taste great.