Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fettucine Carbonara

Fettucine Carbonara

4 rashers bacon
1/3 cup cream
pinch paprika
1 egg
1 egg-yolk, extra
60g (2oz) grated parmesan cheese
30g (1oz) softened butter
250g fettucine

Remove rind from bacon, cut bacon into thin strips. Place bacon in frying pan over low heat, cook gently until bacon is crisp. Drain off bacon fat from pan, leaving approximately 2 tablespoons bacon fat.

Add cream and paprika, stir until combine. Place egg, egg yolk and 30g (1oz) grated parmesan cheese into bowl, beat until combined. Place fettucine into pan of boiling salter water, boil uncovered 10 to 12 minutes to until just cooked. Drain return to pan with butter, toss over low heat until combined.

Add bacon-cream mixture, toss until combined. Add egg mixture, toss until combined. Season with pepper. Sprinkle with remaining grated parmesan cheese.

Serves 4-6.

This recipe was printed in the Australian Woman's Weekly Italian cookbook, probably the first one with mussels on the front cover.

We have loved this recipe since the 80s I think. And now enjoy other similar recipes very much, still making this one as a staple.

I loved this one this week:

Spaghetti with Salami Carbonara (you can omit the sage)

I love this one too and have eaten it recently:

Prosciutto Linguine

This one we have had a few times and is a handy recipe for menu planning:

Zucchini, Pea and Angel Hair Carbonara

This next one we have had before, I think because it is made from pancetta

Mushroom & Pancetta Spaghetti

Home-made Ribbon Pasta and Ingredients

Small Town Living

I saw this video, well, rather saw Lambert on Crook & Chase? on Austar. I can relate. I have only been living in a small town since early 2004.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Buying Too Much Meat

I really don't have any more clues. But I am sure we will enjoy the meat I bought. Some I had to buy two or three packets of, still tried to keep it to around $10 for us six.

Thursday ~ Pork Chow Mein
Friday ~ Osso Bucco with Mashed Potatoes
Saturday ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Sunday ~ Beef Chow Mein
Monday ~ Tuna Casserole
Tuesday ~ Veal with Silverbeet (chard), Mozzerella & Tomato Sauce
Wednesday ~ Thai Lamb
Thursday ~ Spaghetti with Salami Carbonara
Friday ~ Lentil & Dill Soup possibly
Saturday ~ This is a swap for the cauliflower dish we haven't had yet, Pies, Peas, Pumpkin & Potato
Sunday ~ Chicken Sausage, Sweet Potato & Rocket
Monday ~ Balsamic Tomato, Chorizo & Rocket Fettucine
Tuesday ~ Zucchini Pasta Possibly
Wednesday ~ Maybe we could buy kranksys and Pea & Ham Soup for Brussels Sprouts

Bigos & mashed potatoes

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Back to Menus

Ingredients for Mediterranean Dishes

Tuesday ~ I think we had Paella
Wednesday ~ we had Fettucine Carbonara, and yes I will post the recipe
Thursday ~ Tuna Casserole
Friday ~ Chicken Snitzel Burgers with Salsa
Saturday ~ Red Curry Beef & Boc Choy
Sunday ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Monday ~ Mexican Mince or Chilli Con Carne
Tuesday ~ Sausage Casserole with Chipolatas
Wednesday ~ Fragrant Pumpkin and Lentil Curry or Spicy Lentil & Pumpkin Soup
Thursday ~ Black Bean & Ham Soup
Friday ~ Prosciutto Linguine
Saturday ~ Borlotti Bean & Chorizo Soup
Sunday ~ Pasta with Marinated Feta, Pancetta & Lentils
Monday ~ Spinach
Tuesday ~ Salmon Broccoli Pasta
Wednesday ~ Other ideas, Lentil & Cauliflower Pilaf, Mushroom & Caper Pasta, Borlotti Bean Pasta

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Pantry Challenge Menu

I was so focussed on it at the time, but now I have forgotten all the things we made.

~ Zucchini Rigatoni
~ Borlotti Bean Pasta
~ Vegie Burgers & Chips
~ Spinach Korma & Rice
~ Pies and Potatoes