Italian Delicacy – Gourmet Linguine Carbonara!

July 24, 2015 elthecook No comments exist
 

Hey from EL The Cook!

It has been too long since I’ve posted a new recipe! For this weeks post, we go back to basics with simple, great tasting pasta. What better way to do this, than with Carbonara!


Carbonara, has gone a long way from its creation in Rome, gaining popularity with the gourmet chefs today!


Consisting of rendered bacon, olive oil, cheese and eggs, Carbonara is one of the tastiest yet simplest pasta recipes to pull out for dinner!


Here’s what you’ll need for this simple gourmet recipe.


INGREDIENTS: ( Serves 2)


Cooking Time : 20 minutes ( 5 minutes prep + 15 minutes stove top cook)

  • 250 g linguine
  • 125 g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 
  • 6 rashers of bacon, chopped 
  • 50 g  Chopped Parsley 
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
 
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT:
 
  • A large skillet
  • A colander/ sieve
  • 2 saucepans
  • Chefs Knife
  • Cutting board
  • 1 large bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
 
METHOD:
 
STEP 1: COOK THE PASTA
 
Prepare a pan of boiling water and season with salt. Place the pasta into the pan and push it down with your wooden spoon, so that all the spaghetti is submerged under the water. Add the oil and cook for roughly 7-10 minutes.

STEP 2: RENDER THE BACON

Meanwhile, into a warmed second pan add a bit of  olive oil, then the chopped bacon. Stir and let it render, stirring for a few minutes. To render simply means to melt the fat. Then turn the heat off.

STEP 3: COMBINE THE EGG YOLKS, PARMIGIANO reggiano cheese AND CREAM

Place the egg yolks into a bowl, then the cream and the parmesan cheese. Combine it all together.

STEP 4: DRAIN THE PASTA

When the pasta is cooked, transfer it into a colander, then place the colander back on top of the saucepan to drain the excess liquid.

STEP 5: COOK THE EGG MIXTURE

Once the pasta is thoroughly drained, quickly place it back into the pan of bacon fat and stir well to coat the pasta. Then pour in the egg mixture and mix thoroughly.

STEP 6: el the cook’s TIP

It is very important to use the warmth of the pasta to cook the egg yolks. But do not overheat as you’ll end up with scrambled egg!

STEP 7: SERVE
 

After mixing thoroughly, season with salt and pepper and add the chopped parsley. Use the tongs to place a generous helping onto each serving plate.
 
 
Linguine Carbonara, a classic Italian dish, with simple tasty ingredients, all put together to make one spectacular dish.
 
Made well, Carbonara rivals any pasta recipe. 
 
Enjoy your weekend cook with a gourmet touch! 
 
 
 


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