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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 400.8
  • Total Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 83.5 mg
  • Sodium: 373.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 16.8 g

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Pasta Carbonara

Submitted by: JO_JO_BA

Introduction

A takeoff on traditional carbonara using diced ham instead of pancetta and throwing in some red pepper flakes. Not your usual cream-based sauce, but still sinfully rich! A takeoff on traditional carbonara using diced ham instead of pancetta and throwing in some red pepper flakes. Not your usual cream-based sauce, but still sinfully rich!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 pound penne or linguine
    2 tbsp flavourful olive oil
    1/3 pound cooked ham
    5 cloves garlic, crushed
    1/4 cup white onion, diced
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1/2 cup dry white wine
    2 large egg yolks
    3 tablespoons freshly grated Asiago cheese
    A liberal sprinkle of black pepper

Directions

Cook pasta to an al dente texture and drain, setting aside 1/4 cup pasta water.
Heat large skillet over moderate heat.
Saute ham in a drizzle of oil until it warms through and begins to brown.
Add measured olive oil, garlic, onion and crushed pepper flakes and saute 3-4 minutes.
Add wine to the pan and reduce by half, 2 minutes.
Seperately, beat together egg yolks, cheese and pepper.
While whisking vigorously, stir in a ladle of the boiling pasta water.
Add hot pasta to pan containing garlic mixture.
Toss pasta with ham, add egg mixture and stir well 1 minute. Take off heat.
Continue to mix pasta well until sauce is thickly coating the pasta.
Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper and serve.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.






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