Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Carbonara w/a Twist

My last post was about an experiment gone well, actually, great is a better term, hurhur. This one is not exactly an experiment but it was also done to maximize the benefits of an increase in our supply of Christmas ham, teehee.

  • pasta noodles (any kind will do)
  • all-purpose cream
  • ham, cubed (I used a honey-cured one)
  • green peas
  • corn kernels
  • butter
  • dried basil
  • ground black pepper
  • fish sauce/salt
  • water

  • Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Rinse and set aside.
  • In medium heat, melt a quarter (of a bar) of margarine in a pan.
  • Roll, not fry, the ham cubes in butter.
  • Pour the all-purpose cream, add a bit of water and blend it all together.
  • Add the seasonings - fish sauce or salt, ground black pepper and dried basil.
  • Put the green peas and corn kernels last, stir and simmer until you get your preferred consistency.
  • Taste test and do the necessary revisions, if there's a need to.
  • Leave the sauce in low heat, drop the pasta noodles and toss.
  • And you're done, let it cool for at least 15minutes, to make sure that the sauce are all stuck to the noodles, and then serve.
  • I think, it will be great with garlic bread, sadly we have none *pouts*.

I think, I am Italian in my past life, with my obsession with pasta and all, hahaha.


maiylah said...

interesting combination!

lyzacruz88 said...

Hi Anya...thanks for posting this recipe...i love pasta esp carbonara. One of these days i'll try to make this one.

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moringa said...

I like the recipe posted by you here and i will try this for sure.