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Carbonara Recipe

Great Carbonara Recipe

Quick, Easy, Tasty and Authentic

This Carbonara Recipe will show you how real Mediterranean taste and flavor can be delivered by just a few good ingredients and a simple method.
Take a Recipe of our Fresh pasta for four people and add this great sauce for a memorable meal, made in minutes.
Making your own pasta does take a bit of work, but I'll guarantee that once you've made spaghetti or tagliatelli yourself, you'll never go back to the bought stuff again. If you are rushing and short of time, just use a good quality dried one.

Ingredients for Four People
  • One Recipe of fresh spaghetti
  • Or 230g dried spaghetti
  • 150g. of smoked pancetta or smoked streaky bacon.
  • 2 Tablespoons of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped.
  • 1 handfull of chopped flat leaf parsley.
  • 3 Large eggs beaten.
  • 50g. Pecorino cheese and 50g. Parmesan - finely grated.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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Carbonara Recipe Method

Carbonara Recipe

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water with plenty of salt to the boil and let it simmer while you prepare the sauce.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the pancetta into lardons (short little strips).
  3. Heat a large non stick fry pan over a medium heat, add the olive oil and the pancetta and fry until lightly golden.
  4. Add the garlic and parsley and cook for a few seconds, then remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. Now place your spaghetti in the boiling water - bring back to the boil and cook for one minute - Yes one minute. If you're using dried pasta - follow the instructions on the packet.
  6. Drain the spaghetti well, tip into the frying pan with the pancetta, garlic and parsley, add the beaten eggs and half the grated cheese and toss together well.
  7. Season to taste with a little salt and black pepper. The heat from the spaghetti will be sufficient to partly cook the egg, but still leave it moist and creamy.
  8. Take to the table and serve in warmed pasta bowls, sprinkled with the rest of the cheese.

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