Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pasta a la Carbonara

@ mirandablue
 My version of spaghetti a la carbonara.  A simple pasta dish so easy to prepare with great basic ingredients of cream, bacon, ham, cheese, mushrooms and cream of mushroom (I skipped the eggs as requested by my mother).  I added the fresh basil in the sauce as an after-thought, the flavors blended well.
@ mirandablue
@ mirandablue



Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil, add bacon and cook until crisp, then add the diced ham.  Mix in the cream of mushroom  and the sliced mushrooms and bring to boil.  Add the all-purpose cream, salt and pepper to taste and Parmesan cheese.  If you prefer it with eggs (makes a richer dish), beat eggs in a bowl and drop your hot (newly boiled) pasta into the beaten eggs.  The heat of the pasta will cook the eggs.  A raw egg yolk can also be served on top of the carbonara sauce, and stirred into the pasta.


Pasta carbonara needs to be served hot, freshly cooked.  This makes a delightful Sunday afternoon merienda.



Posted for Food Trip Friday and Food Friday


26 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Love the new template and the photos seem larger, which is really nice to see.

With pasta dishes, it's far cheapeer to make them at home than to order them in the restaurants.

Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner in a restaurant is nearly 20 dollars. That's outrageous.

Photo Cache said...

oh btw, i love your header image.

Cheerful said...

I didn't know I was hungry until I saw your post...yummy! happy food trip friday! :)

http://www.pinaymum.info/2010/10/food-trip-friday-003-tomato-pesto-pasta.html

imriz said...

we're pasta lovers here. this one looks creamier:) great photo. nearly fork it out on my pc.

http://clarizze.blogspot.com/2010/10/food-trip-friday-pasta-in-jiffy.html

Luna Miranda said...

thanks, Maria. the header photo seems to express the mood i'm in right now.:p

even here, a pasta serving at a restaurant ranges from 300 to 350 pesos, plus drinks, that's about 400 pesos. it is much cheaper to cook to at home. sana lang sisispagin tayo lagi.:p

mirage2g said...

Not only is the header fitting, the by-line is catchy too! And wow, I don't remember you posting your cooked dishes (must have missed it if you did) :D But I really like how loaded you made this dish! Yum! mukhang bawas cholesterol si mader ah....good!

-Gizelle

Madz said...

Wow! that's a very vamped up carbonara! I love your photo of it too. :)

maiylah said...

one of my fave....yummm!!!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Looks delicious.

nuts said...

wow, i love the color and it just adds to this great pasta sauce you have.. i love pasta..

lui said...

I love how you photograph food..makes me really crave =)

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Have a fun weekend!

mumsified said...

Your's look much better than the one we had in the restaurant last Friday. I think I will also make one at home this weekend!

Clarissa said...

Love my carbonara topped with poached egg.I love your version of carbonara,so creamy and tasty!

btw,I love your header!parang gusto ko cyang abutin^_^

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Have a blissful weekend to you and your family,LM!

Newlyweds said...

its been a while since i last ate carbonara, and im missing it..love your style of cooking it!

Cecile said...

haven't tried this dish before.....and this looks yummy...

Vernz said...

I just made one puro karne lang... sige sa sunod yung may mushroom naman per your recipe... hehehe :)
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♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

The pinkness from bacon and ham added more life to it!

bonz said...

favorite ko yan!
now, i'm craving for a pasta... ;)

anne said...

One thing I can say, Yummy hehehe

Dhemz said...

looks very creamy! thanks for dropping by on my FTF entry...glad to be here!

Jay - agent112778 said...

i love mine with lots of mushroom

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chubskulit said...

Wow sis, parang sold out to sa hubby ko hehehe.

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MommyLES said...

favorite ku to sa lahat ng pasta, carbonara c:

Lesley

Ebie said...

Gayahin ko ang recipe mo. Happy Birthday Luna!

Luna Miranda said...

Thank you, Ebie.
show us your carbonara ha?:p

Dj Mariñas said...

i love pasta! madalas ako kumain ng carbonarra. hubby prefers tomato based pastas ...