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

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!


Nessa said...

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

Mrs EyeCanSee said...


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 :(