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Pancetta-wrapped Cod

Flaky cod fish wrapped in ​salty, rich pancetta and roasted in the oven sounds like a pretty winning dish on many accounts. Fish is healthy. Pancetta is tasty and crispy. Clean up would be a snap. This version was pretty good but was a bit overcooked and the pancetta was not as crispy as I would've liked. I blame it on the pancetta that was a bit too thick. I guess you can have too much of a good thing. I think with some pancetta or bacon that was cut thinner, this would, indeed, be a winning dish.

Pancetta-wrapped Cod

Pasta all'Amatriciana

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Pasta dishes are so well-suited for weeknight cooking. There are so many delicious versions of a "sauce" you can make that take the same amount of time (or less) that it takes for the water to boil and the pasta to cook. Pasta all'Amatriciana is one of my favorite pasta dishes and it's based on a classic. The richness of the pork combined with the intensity of the tomato brings huge flavor that doesn't require a long time to develop. 

Pasta all'Amatriciana