I found this recipe many years ago in one of my Sister-in-law’s cookbook. It sparked my interest because the BLT didn’t stand for the usual things. Obviously there is no lettuce in this pasta.
This is a pretty easy dish. And any dish with bacon is gonna be good. It’s a little different than your run of the mill spaghetti. First of all it’s fusili, not spaghetti. (You can also use rotini, if you can’t find fusili.) The sauce is tomato based, but that secret special “L” gives it a different spin, a unique flavor.
I have used both store-bought and home-canned tomatoes. Both work really well.
Are you dying to know what the “L” is? Are you just a little annoyed that I haven’t told you. Have you already scrolled down to the ingredient list to see what it is? You are the type that skips to the end of books aren’t you? You can’t wait to see if the star crossed lovers end up together. Or if it really was Colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the lead pipe.
Now, I feel like I’ve overdone it. I’ll just tell you. It’s fresh lime juice. The “L” is for lime.
It just gives it a unique, tangy flavor, that you aren’t expecting. It is fresh and clean tasting. Almost island-y.
And again, bacon.
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