Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Spaghetti Carbonara

Receita em Portugues clique AQUI

Another pasta dish as promised, this time a classic, cheap and easy to do, OK is not the most healthy but certainly makes up for taste.

Recipe Ingredients:
  • 200grs mushrooms (sliced)
  • 150grs smoked bacon (strips sliced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 onion (very...very finely chopped)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 200mls fresh single cream
  • 50grs Cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 2 soup spoons of parmesano cheese (grated)
  • 4soup spoons of olive oil
  • one measure of fire-water or vodka
  • 400-500grs spaghetti (or fettuccine or even linguine)
  • salt and pepper
  • (optional) decoration a bit of parsley
This is a very easy and simple recipe to make, so if you in a hurry this is what you do:
Put a skillet frying pan on the fire and a deep pan with water for the spaghetti, on the spaghetti pan add a little salt and a little vegetable oil (about one spoon full, this does two things: stops the water from foaming to much and helps the pasta not stick too much), once this reaches a boil add the spaghetti in (or the pasta of your preference).

In the skillet, place the olive oil until hot, then in goes the garlic, bacon and the onions, let them cook stirring occasionally until the start to caramelized, once this stage is reached add the mushrooms + a pinch of salt and pepper, once the mushrooms are virtually cooked throw in the fire-water (or vodka) lean the pan forward so that it catches the flame as soon as it does straighten it and shake it, the flame will burn all the alcohol in the booze and will flavour the contents, don't worry it will only burn for a few seconds.

At this stage add the fresh cream leave about 2 spoons of that fresh cream in a glass and mix with it the 2 egg yolks once the fresh cream on the pan starts to bubble add the egg yolks and the cheeses (both of them) the cream should thicken up to a nice consistency, turn the fire down and let it simmer for a little while about 2-3 minutes, the whole process will probably take 10-12 minutes in which the spaghetti is also cooked. So drain the spaghetti passing boiling water through once well drained dish it and serve some sauce over it, and if you want add a little chopped parsley on top and you're done ...all in all will take you about 15-20 minutes to prepare this meal and even less to eat it :)

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Anonymous said...

Hey, Rico, we really do have a similar cooking style :) Love this pasta dish!

P.S. It doesn't look like your blogger profile is publicly available so when I "followed your blog" - your updates are not showing up at all on blogger dashboard. I can see you on Foodbuzz though.

Rico said...

I need to check it out thanks for letting me know...cheers for your attention too and comments here. :)

Alexandra Moura said...

Bom muito bom e também fiz foi o meu jantar lololol...

Reeni said...

I like your extra cheesy version of Carbonara, delicious!

Ricardo said...

Reeni thank you so much 4 your comment...feel welcome here always.

BETO said...

Ricardo, que bom que você passou pelo meu blog, assim pude conhecê-lo e ao seu blog, que é fantástico. Já linkei lá no meu. Um abraço e volte sempre me visitar, pois estarei sempre aqui no seu. Abraços.

Ricardo said...

Brigada Beto, O prazer foi todo meu pois você tem um bom blogue, lembre-se de que este blogue em Inglês tem um mano em Português aonde as receitas estão traduzidas (ainda não todas).Brigada pela sua amizade e comentário.

jordanmassive said...

turned out really well.. used hardly any ingredients and fed two very hungry people that were probably eating two portions ahaha, very easy to make, you can't go wrong and lots of room for improvisation, very quick fun and very tasty!

Ricardo said...

Yeah told you was dead easy, no fear there...and like you said is open to many other ingredients and modifications...suggestion try chorizo pieces and chicken pieces yum yum!!! It also colours the cream slightly orange due to the paprika contained in the chorizo. Happy cooking... :)


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