Bucatini Carbonara With Pancetta And Baby Peas Or ZucchiniFrom lunasea 9 years ago
- 8 ounces sliced pancetta or bacon, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips (I've used both, but prefer the pancetta) shopping list
- 1 cup whipping cream shopping list
- 2 garlic clove, finely chopped shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper shopping list
- **** shopping list
- 2 tablespoons olive oil shopping list
- 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, thinly sliced (or 1 lb. of frozen baby peas and omit the 2 tbsp. of olive oil above) shopping list
- **** shopping list
- 1 pound bucatini or spaghetti (bucatini is a ribbed spaghetti with a tiny opening through the middle - it takes the sauce really well and I highly recommend it.) shopping list
- 3 large eggs shopping list
- 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese shopping list
- salt and pepper to taste shopping list
How to make it
- Cook pancetta in medium skillet over medium heat until brown, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to paper towels; drain.
- Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings from skillet. Add cream, garlic, and crushed pepper to drippings in skillet; bring to boil. Set aside.
- **IF USING ZUCCHINI: (If not, skip this step)
- Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini; sauté until tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Transfer to large plate. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- NOTE: Pancetta, cream mixture, and zucchini can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
- Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain well. Return pasta to pot.
- Meanwhile, place eggs in their shell in small bowl. Add enough hot water to cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Crack eggs into large bowl and whisk to blend.
- Bring cream mixture to boil in skillet. Gradually whisk hot cream mixture into eggs. Mix in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
- **IF USING PEAS: Add baby peas - the heat will thaw them in about 1 minute or so.
- Add sauce to pasta and toss over medium heat until sauce coats pasta (do not boil). Add pancetta (and zucchini) and toss to heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve, passing remaining cheese.
- Serves 6 happy people. =)
The Cooklunasea Orlando, FL
The Rating9 people
I just made a pasta dish with bucatini last night. You're right, it holds sauce very well. I'll be trying this out very soon. Got my 5! Thanks, Lu!greekgirrrl in Huntington Village loved it
This looks divine!!!!!neena51 in Hollywood loved it
I made this last night..... A definite 5!!!!!!!!neena51 in Hollywood loved it
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