Join me in my kitchen as I make classic Spaghetti Carbonara with the fam!
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10 Minute Spaghetti Carbonara
This is a classic recipe for an authentic Italian comfort food that is tried and true. No butter, no cream, no garlic. Just a few simple yet quality ingredients. By the time the pasta is done boiling – this dish is complete!
1/2 lb Thick Spaghetti
4oz Guanciale (the cheek of the pork) or pancetta (Italian bacon) or thick cut bacon (ONLY as a last resort) cut into small cubes.
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup Quality Parmesan cheese (or pecorino) freshly grated.
Fresh black pepper
Cook the pasta boiling salted water until al dente.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry pancetta until nice and crispy. Remove from heat.
In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs with 1/4 cup grated cheese and fresh ground pepper.
When pasta is ready, remove it it directly from boiling water with tongs and add to the pan with the pancetta. Then mix well to coat.
Then immediately add the egg and cheese mixture.
Coat the pasta completely with the sauce and serve right away.
Top with lots of additional cheese and pepper. (Salt to taste if necessary)
OPA! Fried eggs over sautéed spinach & fennel. Topped with Greek yogurt & a little green Tobasco. (Or in my case ALOT of Tobasco) Perfect combo! Fresh yet Rich & Tangy. #foodnofilter #breakfast #beachlife
A healthy twist on Taco Tuesday!
Here’s my Turkey Taco Salad with corn, tomato and avocado tossed with chipotle ranch dressing, a drizzle of fresh squeezed lime & a dollop of sour cream. Sautéed the ground turkey with the usual taco seasoning. You can throw this together in no time. SO quick. SO easy. SO good.
Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry in 15 minutes! No joke. (You know I wouldn’t kid about a thing like dinner!!)
Tonight, I wanted to use up what I already had in the fridge. I had some chicken breast & broccoli so I went for that yummy salty, soy saucy flava. Definitely healthier than the chicken & broc from my favorite Chinese place & way quicker than even the fastest delivery in town.
I mostly eyeballed on the one but here’s the basics…
*Sautée chopped garlic in veg oil
*Cut up 2-3 chx breast in smallish pieces & add to hot oil
*Add in broccoli. Cook a couple of minutes until tender. ( then add mushroom if you have it!)
*In another bowl mix 3-4 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp honey & 1 tbsp sesame oil.
*Add mixture to chicken & broccoli & toss so everything is nicely coated. Turn heat to low & let brown sauce thicken a bit.
*Add in spaghetti, soba noodles, brown rice- whatever you’ve got!
I call this my “Chili Cheat” because it’s just too easy to count as actual cooking. With only 5 ingredients in 1 pot…it has all the flavor of chili without any of the hard work! My mom made this all the time when I was growing up & now I do too.
Brown 1 lb. Ground Beef
In the same pot ADD:1 qt V8 Juice, 2 cans Kidney Beans, 2 cans Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes
Cover the top with chili powder. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down & simmer for at least 1 hour.
Serve with shredded cheddar & sour cream (optional)
Street Food at its finest. This is the quickest & easiest way to wow your guests! Even the culinary challenged can handle this one. Just set it and forgotaboutit! These savory sausage & peppers will make you feel like your walking the streets of the SAN Gennaro Featival in Little Italy.
✔️Sweet and/or Hot Italian Sausage
The amount depends on how many people you’re serving. Figure at least 1-2 pieces of sausage per person.
I like an assortment of green, red, and yellow. Cut them into thick strips. (Not too thin because they cook down to almost nothing.)
Chop into big pieces.
Throw it all in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours. Serve inside a nice sub roll or hot dog bun.