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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BLT Carbonara

BLT CarbonaraI love a BLT. I love Carbonara. When Tide and Thyme adapted my recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon and Tomatoes to become BLT Carbonara, it was a stroke of genius. I changed the recipe to keep the tomatoes closer to their fresh state, more akin to what they are like in a real BLT. This pasta was a huge success. Miss F was a huge fan and I had the leftovers all week for lunch. Delicious! My next Carbonara quest is to recreate the Crab Carbonara at Reef. I think I would be completely fine with eating Carbonara every week, mainly for the fantastic lunch leftovers.
BLT Carbonara

3 egg yolks
¼ cup heavy creamy
½ cup Parmesan cheese
Fresh diced parsley or dried flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ pound bacon, cut into lardons
½ small onion, chopped
¼ cup white wine
12 ounces spaghetti
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup baby spinach leaves

Whisk together the eggs, cream, Parmesan, parsley, salt and the red pepper together in a bowl. In a large non stick pan, fry the bacon until crisp and set aside. Drain all but on tablespoon of the bacon grease; sauté the onion for 3 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the white wine.

Prepare the spaghetti per package instructions. Drain the pasta and while still warm, add to the onions. Pour cream mixture into the spaghetti, and stir over low heat for one minute. Stir in the tomatoes and spinach and stir for one minute more over low heat. Top with bacon and serve with additional Parmesan.
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5 comments:

Happy Valley Chow said...

Looks like a wonderful recipe, bacon makes everything better!

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Laura said...

I might try it with arugula soon! So good.

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Love it!!! One of our fav pastas!

Kim said...

That sounds wonderful!

Haute Mommy said...

Can't wait to make this! I think we will love it.

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