Sunday, February 21, 2010
Pork with Fennel (and Pancetta)
The recipe calls for pancetta, but I have yet to find it here in OKC, so you can substitute with bacon. I try to always do turkey bacon so as to save myself some fat content, but alas, it doesn't cook the same way that regular bacon does. Someday I hope to actually taste pancetta to maybe realize what I've been missing!
It's always a hoot to go through the grocery store line with a bulb of fennel. "What in the world is that?" the employee running the register will invariably ask, with a confused look on their face. A fennel bulb looks like something you would have seen growing on an alien planet on the 60s version of Star Trek.
This would be good over pasta if you're needing some carbs.