Tasty pasta carbonara with herbs and spices recipe

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 455.3
  • Total Fat: 15.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 212.7 mg
  • Sodium: 212.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 21.1 g

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Number of Servings: 2



    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil
    45g Parma ham, fat removed and ripped into pieces
    150g linguine
    2 large free-range egg yolks
    20g freshly grated Parmesan
    1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
    A small handful of roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
    5–6 drops of Tabasco
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper


How to cook tasty pasta carbonara
Place the onion in a large, deep non-stick frying pan with 150ml water and bring to the boil. Lower the heat to medium, cover and cook for five minutes (see below).

Remove the lid, turn up the heat and cook for two to three minutes or until the water has evaporated.

Add the olive oil and the Parma ham and cook for three to four minutes until browned, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook the linguine according to the packet instructions, adding 1/2 a teaspoon of salt to the cooking water.

In a large bowl, mix the egg yolks, Parmesan, herbs and Tabasco.

Drain the pasta when cooked, reserving three to four tablespoons of the cooking water.

Mix together the pasta, egg yolks and Parmesan mixture with the reserved cooking liquid, the onion and Parma ham. Season well. Serve immediately with a green salad.

Sal's Tips
If an onion doesn't need to be browned but just cooked, then use water instead of oil and simmer until tender.

If you're pregnant (or feeding a baby, or if you're an elderly person), you might want to choose a different dish as there is a risk of salmonella with raw eggs.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NICESLACKS.

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