mercredi 25 mars 2009

March In The Bag

2009-03-25

Hosted by Julia, A Slice Of Cherry Pie, the March edition of In The Bag features leeks, eggs and cheese... The obvious choice is some kind of savoury tart, but why be obvious?

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Let's just be brazenly... Latin!

PASTA CARBONARA
sourced and adapted from Epicurious
  • 4 bacon slices, diced
  • 2 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), minced
  • 10 ounces orecchiette (little ear-shaped pasta) or any kind of pasta you like
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley

Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet if necessary. Add leeks and sauté over medium heat until tender, about 6 minutes. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid.

Whisk eggs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in medium bowl to blend; gradually whisk in 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid. Add pasta to leeks in skillet and stir to heat. Remove skillet from heat. Pour egg mixture over pasta and stir until sauce is just creamy and eggs are no longer raw, about 2 minutes. (Return skillet to very low heat if egg mixture is runny; do not overcook or eggs will curdle.) Add some of remaining 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid to pasta if needed to moisten. Stir in bacon and parsley. Serve pasta, passing additional cheese separately.

7 commentaires:

Sacha a dit...

Pourquoi être évident ....tu as sans doute raison car le résultat est bien appétissant !
A+Sacha

louise a dit...

On oublie souvent que le poireau a tant de goût, Sacha :)

Brigitte a dit...

Persil italien ??? tiens tiens !
le printemps est au moins dans l'assiette obviously

Rosa's Yummy Yums a dit...

OMG, that's one of my favorite pasta dishes! I love your version. Very original! Drool...

Cheers,

Rosa

Tiuscha a dit...

Excellente idée, l'ajout du poireau...

louise a dit...

Italian parsley = Flat Leaf Parsley, Brigitte ;-P par opposition au persil frisé. Non seulement dans l'assiette, Brigitte, il faisait 10 C !!!
The leek adds a lot of flavour, Rosa
Oui, Tiuscha, c'est vraiment un plus.

sab le plaisir de gourmandise a dit...

trop beau et trop bon c'est sur..uen ptite asiette pour le petit dej ça me dit