Monday, March 11, 2013

Recipe- Asparagus Carbonara

Yesterday I found a recipe I had torn out of the Rachel Ray magazine years ago and decided to make it for dinner last night. It's a bit more labor intensive than I remembered but it turned out great and Kristian was happy so that's a win in my domestic goddess book. 

Asparagus Carbonara


Ingredients:
2 large eggs
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 pound spaghetti
1 bunch asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons EVOO
5 slices of bacon (I used 6, the more the better)
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
1/4 cup dry white wine
salt and pepper

In a large bowl beat together the eggs and cheese.



Cook the pasta until al dente, adding the asparagus during the last minute of cooking. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water. 


Add the hot pasta and asparagus to the egg mixture and toss to coat. 


Meanwhile in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the bacon until crisp. Stir in the garlic. Add the wine and cook until slightly reduced, about 1 minute.


Stir the bacon mixture into the pasta, adding enough of the reserved pasta water to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. 


And voila!




7 comments:

Nessa said...

I've never tried asparagus but that looks really yummy!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Yum!!

Stephanie said...

Another one we will have to try! THANKS SHANNON :)

KatiePerk said...

That looks fantastic!

princess apr said...

I'm not a huge asparagus fan, but I bet Rob would love this.

Heather said...

Sounds delish! I love asparagus.

Fiona said...

Mmm looks so good. I LOVE asparagus!! Unfortunately we can't get it down here :(