Sunday, May 06, 2007

Bowtie festival

2 cups heavy cream
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 tablespoon Asiago Cheese
1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with equal parts water
1 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
3/4 cup bacon
1/4 cup butter
1 cup diced red onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup chopped green onion
1 pound grilled skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook 2 cups cream until just bubbling.
Watch carefully, to ensure that it doesn't boil over. Stir in bouillon and
Asiago cheese. Stir with a whisk until dissolved. Add cornstarch mixture,
and simmer until sauce is thickened, stirring constantly. Mix in the sun-dried
tomatoes. Set aside, or cover and refrigerate for later use.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for
8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet.
Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute red onion until soft
and translucent. Stir in garlic and cooked bacon, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir
in green onions, chicken and 1 cup cream. Cook, stirring, until cream is heated
through. Add Asiago cream sauce, and heat through. Toss with cooked pasta until
evenly coated, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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