Carbonara

Delicious and moreish. It was feeling a bit autumnal last night. Carbonaro seemed the right call. Dead easy and very few ingredients. No need for cream in this recipe.

  • 2 packs Steaky bacon
  • 500g Spaghetti
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • Coarse ground black pepper
  • Grated parmesan cheese

Thick dice the streaky bacon and crisp up in a big saute pan. Salt boiling water and cook spaghetti to al dente, drain and reserve some pasta water. In a bowl, mix three egg yolks, add the pepper and some Parmesan cheese. Mix a add a drop of milk to help it all blend.

Add pasta to the pan containing already crisped bacon. Mix so that the bacon fat covers all the pasta. Add the egg and mix in with pasta. Keep it all on a moderate heat. Add Parmesan. Keep mixing. Add pasta water and keep mixing. You will see it turn nice and creamy.

Serve in hot bowls with a big bowl of grated Parmesan and coarse ground black pepper.

Chicken Liver Pate

This was one of the first things I ever made. A recipe of my mothers. Delicious around Christmas time. And a great gift if you buy some nice containers at Ikea.

Red Pepper Pasta

I’ve been cooking for years but often struggle to remember old recipes. So here goes with a blog to keep track of what I’m doing. Red pepper pasta is on the menu for this week. I’ll update later