I can’t believe I’ve written this many posts on StartingToCook without mentioning even ONE Jamie Oliver recipe. I absolutely love his cooking and recipes. I wanted to try a recipe with mini shells, like the ones they use in soup and I ended up finding this creamy bacon sauce pasta.
Once I made this recipe, I was even more of a fan of Jamie Oliver. This is a very “home cooking” meal. Make it on a cold night, sit back with a bowl and enjoy! (And it has bacon – call it good!)
I originally found this recipe on Slimming Eats. I’ve made a few changes to suit my palette. Slightly more tomatoes, double the Canadian bacon, a bit less cheese…Basically I love this but wish it had a bit more sauce to it. It’s a light, summer pasta I will definitely have again and again.
Instead of just one shot of the food I’ve done a series this time. First is my mise en place shot for the mix. Second is my masterpiece. Third is a stock photo I will be selling with copyspace. Finally, I included another lighting setup shot. This lighting is much simpler than my last lighting setup shot. One strobe, one reflector, great light.
Trivia: A pound of garlic cloves can produce 7 to 10 pounds of mature cloves the following summer.
Bonus! This is the setup photo for my mise en place shot. I shot this to give you an idea what went into today’s shoot. Light from the strobe hit the left side of the food. Bounce from the reflector filled in the shadows. Reflector was closer (it loses some light on reflection so closer = more power gained back. It balances the two out to have the reflector about half the distance of the strobe.)
Recipe after the jump!