Monday 19 November 2012

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

If you don't like people messing up a Traditional recipe, then I suggest you should not or make this recipe, as my Caronara recipe is not a traditional one.
I make a dish in my home, the way my family and I like to eat, so I might read up on a traditional recipe but then I make few changes according to the liking of my family.

I have had this dish in Rome a few years ago. I was like ok I am here now so I should eat as much as Italian food I can :-)
I ordered this and the dish was made with Guanciale mostly an unsmoked italian bacon prepared with pig's jowl or cheeks and the dish was given in a deep plate and on middle of the pasta there was a egg yolk, what you had to do was mix the yolk fast with you super hot pasta and then enjoy.
But as I mentioned I don't do all these I use what my family like to eat.

Pasta alla carbonara is an Italian pasta dish based on eggs, cheese (Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano),bacon  and black pepper.
The dish was created in the middle of the 20th century.
The pork is cooked in its own fat , then hot pasta is dropped into the pan to finish cooking for a few seconds.
A mixture of raw eggs, cheese, and a fat (butter, olive oil, or cream) is then combined with the hot pasta away from additional direct heat to avoid coagulating the egg, which must remain a liquid component of the sauce as it cooksGuanciale is the most commonly used meat, but pancetta[and local bacon are also used.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium sized onion finley chopped
200 gm bacon chopped
350  gm dried Linguini pasta ( you can use normal pasta too, but I had this at home)
2 garlic cloves ( made into a paste)
4 eggs ( I only used 2 )
200 ml cream
In the recipe they asked to use 4 tbsp parmesan cheese and plus extra for serving ( I used all together 10 tbsp cheese)
Salt and black peper. (Don't add too much salt as there is salt in the bacon)
I also used a bit of parsley.

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions for a few minutes add the bacon and fry till almost crisp, add the garlic and fry for a minute , then add the parsley, (in the mean time in a bowl, mix 6 tbsp of cheese with the eggs and cream and salt and pepper,)
Also cook the pasta according to the packet instruction.
Drain the pasta and add the pasta into the pan and then pour the cheese cream mix onto the pasta and mix it very well and serve sprinkling the rest of thecheese in each portion.



Angie's Recipes said...

This is one of my favourite pasta dish. Creamy and delicious!

Anonymous said...

I love this dish...can eat it anytime of the day ... It looks really creamy and delicious Finla

Spandana said...

Looks so good Finla... Delicious!
Looks like you have started using your 'gifts' from India :) Beautiful bowls!

Gloria Baker said...

look delicious Finla and love your pictures!

Bong Mom said...

Love the pasta but your bowls are too pretty. Traditional recipes cooked the way one's family likes it makes it a family tradition. Better.

Priya Suresh said...

Carbonara is my lil one's favourite, he can have it even everday..

Beautiful creamy pasta.

lubnakarim06 said...

That looks scrumptious.....very creamy.....

lissie said...

it is such a delicious and tempting pasta dish...!