Some great simple pasta recipes

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Aug 18, 2021

Some great simple pasta recipes:

One of my go to easy decadent meals is Bacon Carbonara.

I usually pair this with some flattened Japanese breaded pork katsu (think pork cutlets), but the pasta is great on it’s own.

Bacon Carbonara

INGREDIENTS

·         1 box (about 375–400 g or almost 1 lb) Spaghetti or better, Spaghettini or Angel Hair

·         8 slices THICK smoked bacon

·         2 cups of 15% Cream (or thicker)

·         2 eggs

·         1 1/2 cups of Parmesan cheese, shredded or grated. (Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano would be better but a bit $$$ in these amounts)

·         2 tsp black pepper

·         2 tbsp Italian parsley

·         (OPTIONAL) 1/8 cup butter (about 1/4 of a stick)

·         (OPTIONAL) 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms

INSTRUCTIONS

1.       Cook the pasta in salted water until al dente. Remove the pasta, and then shock with cold water to stop the pasta from cooking further.

2.       Dice up the bacon and cook on the skillet under medium heat until crispy. Set aside.

3.       (OPTIONAL) Add the butter to the skillet and mix with the bacon fat. Add the mushrooms and saute in the fat and butter until cooked. Set aside.

4.       In the bacon (and optional butter) fat, stir in the cream. Once mixed, stir in the eggs. Then add 1 CUP of the cheese and black pepper and stir until blended.

5.       Add the pasta and the bacon (and mushrooms) to the mix and stir.

6.       Serve and garnish with the parsley and the remaining cheese.


This makes a fantastic side dish with a breaded Japanese Katsu, or typical chicken or pork cutlet of any sort. And I would recommend a Merlot or Pinot Noir to go with it. You need that flavor to cut through all that fat and butter and cheese. A strong beer would also be a good match.

 


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