Pasta Carbon with Peas & Asparagus. This pasta carbonara recipe—based on the Roman dish of spaghetti, eggs, and cheese—is simple to make and satisfying to eat. Stir in the reserved egg-cheese mixture, reserved pancetta and pan drippings, peas, measured pepper, and just enough pasta cooking water to make the mixture creamy. Try this Pasta Carbonara with Peas recipe, or contribute your own.
When the pasta is cooked, transfer the pasta with a slotted spoon or large sieve directly from the pasta pot to the pan with the bacon. Do not drain the pasta first; you want some of the pasta water in the dish. Add the peas to the hot pasta water to blanch. You can have Pasta Carbon with Peas & Asparagus using 11 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Pasta Carbon with Peas & Asparagus
- You need 16 oz. of Spaghetti or noodle of choice, 1/4 cup pasta water.
- Prepare 2 of large cloves garlic, minced.
- Prepare 1/4 cup of butter.
- You need 1 cup of 1/2 and 1/2.
- It’s 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
- You need 3/4 cup of finely grated parmesan.
- It’s 1 teaspoon of cracked pepper.
- Prepare 12 oz of bacon, cooked, crumbled.
- You need 1/2 of onion, diced.
- It’s 1-2 cups of chopped asparagus tips.
- Prepare 1 cup of frozen peas.
Pasta Carbonara with peas may be a cardinal sin to some, but for me, it is a beautiful twist on a modern classic. Likewise, do not add frozen peas to the pasta, start the recipe by running them under cold water to defrost. By the time you are ready for them they will have defrosted. It's a delicious bowl of comfort!
Pasta Carbon with Peas & Asparagus step by step
- Put salted water on to boil for pasta.
- Cook bacon until crispy, set aside. Crumbles or chop when cooled. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in pan.
- In a medium sauce pan melt butter on low and add garlic, cook on low heat for 5 minutes to infuse.
- Add 1/2 and 1/2 to sauce pan with butter and garlic and bring up to warm. Add parmesan, salt pepper. Keep on low, stir occasionally until creamy.
- Put pasta in boiling water and cook suggested time.
- Add onions and asparagus to bacon grease and saute until tender, add peas and saute until warmed through.
- Drain pasta and return to pot, reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water.
- Add sauce and pasta water to pasta stir in vegetables and bacon.
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