Jul 262010

If you were to ask me to name one pasta i love but can’t bring myself to order when i’m out dining, it’d be Pasta Carbonara.

I love Carbonara. I doubt no one doesn’t know that by now, judging from the number of entries dedicated to this pasta alone! Lol!

Still remember my disastrous first time?

Aiyoh… how embarrassing!

Thanks to Renee, i have sorta got it already.. if i may say so myself :)

The thing about me is, i hardly cook with recipes. I prefer to agar agar, especially for dishes that i can already figure out myself and does not involve many ingredients. Recipes are bothersome lah! :P

Trust me, once you get this pasta right, you’ll never order this outside forever… like really forever!

Reasons :

1. too expensive, for something so simple which we can whip up anytime

2. too oily. doesn’t this happen waaay to often?

3. not creamy enough. seriously! how can!

4. too creamy, until jelak.

Dang.. i’m really one big fussy, whiny pot!

Too bad i don’t have a proper recipe for you to follow… this is roughly what i do :

1. sauteed prawn heads

2. stir in minced garlic

3. add in mushrooms, sliced, follow by prawns

4. add cream

5. sprinkle salt

6. throw the cooked pasta in and let it simmer in the cream mixture for just 10-15 seconds. make sure your fire is not blazing high. too high a heat = cream becomes oil. switch off the fire. wait for 1 minute.

7. when the pasta isn’t that hot anymore (after 1 minute), stir in 1 egg (beaten) and mix it thoroughly and evenly.

8. ready to serve but wait! Not before sprinkling with lotsa freshly grated Parmesan cheese, okie?


Bon Appétit!

  10 Responses to “I heart Carbonara!”

  1. Oh I wish I had half your talent in cooking! I’m a baker, but not a cook, and unfortunately, my mister’s more of a food person than bakes :P And carbonara’s his absolute fave (I only have my pasta tomato-based; see how opposite we are?), and I’m pretty sure he’d love this!

  2. Prawns in carbonara! Breaking the rules, but in a delicious way. Don’t show this post to a true Italian cook. Pasta, cream and seafood should never be mixed! Not that I care, I love it!

  3. Try this recipe next time you’re aching for a more authentic or traditional-no-frills carbonara! It’s excellent and so easy!


  4. Carbonara’s are always delicious, and shrimp really is delightful in one. Great photos, it’s looks great!

  5. This looks good-real good! This is the kind of food I want but don’t eat (smile).

  6. Nicely taken picture and I love Carbonara! Will be trying this recipe out soon!
    I’m having a giveaway at my blog and I would like to invite you to participate at http://atasteofkoko.blogspot.com/2010/07/ximending-giveaway.html

  7. Wow..yummy! I just ate at this place..i dunno what’s the name..very yummy 2 for 1..for their tiger prawn pasta!

  8. john : gasp! i’ve no idea.. lol.. but but, i’ll still do this again and again. i love the natural sweetness from the prawn heads!

    Tarah : thank you!

    Stella : aaahh… looking at the food u cook, u’re not missing out much ;)

    faithy : whoa.. must share ok? I’ll be going to Gattopardo first!

  9. Weijing : Just saw your comment! i love Pioneer Woman! read her whole love story with her husband.. story book. checking out the recipe now. thanks for sharing!

    Jane : thanks dear… let me know how it turns out!

  10. ovenhaven : i used to be a baker too… until my waistline says i should take a sabbatical leave. LOL! But cakes and desserts are so much more fun to style and photograph! :)

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