Pancetta (100g)


100g Sliced Pack

Pancetta is an Italian cured meat made from pork belly, celebrated for its rich flavour and versatility in cooking.

Uses: Pancetta is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. It can be diced and rendered to start a pasta sauce, like in Spaghetti Carbonara, or sliced thin and wrapped around vegetables or meats for roasting. It’s also often used as a base flavour in soufflés, quiches, and risottos. Pancetta adds a depth of flavour to soups, stews, and salads as well.

  1. Pasta Dishes: Dice pancetta and render it until crisp. Use it as a base for creamy pasta sauces like Carbonara, or toss it with spaghetti, olive oil, garlic, and chili flakes for a simple yet flavourful meal.
  2. As a Pizza Topping: Add crispy pancetta to pizzas for a salty and savory touch. It pairs well with a variety of toppings including mushrooms, onions, cheeses like mozzarella or goat cheese, and greens like arugula or spinach.
  3. In Salads: Crisp up pancetta and sprinkle it over salads for added texture and flavour. It works particularly well in Caesar salads or in salads with robust greens like kale, along with a vinaigrette dressing.
  4. With Vegetables: Pancetta can be cooked with Brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans, or peas to add a depth of flavour. Sauté or roast the vegetables with diced pancetta for a delicious side dish.
  5. In Soups and Stews: Use pancetta as a starting point for soups and stews to build a flavour base. It’s great in potato leek soup, minestrone, lentil soup, or in hearty stews.
  6. Breakfast Dishes: Incorporate pancetta into omelettes, frittatas, or scrambled eggs. Its salty flavour pairs well with eggs and cheeses, and you can add vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or spinach for a well-rounded breakfast.