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The Carbonara is a hearty mid-week dinner. It is quick and easy to make, rich and very satisfying. I have used a spiced Pancetta to transform the classic mildness of the Carbonara a little bit.

25 Minutes | 780 Calories | Easy


  • Serves 2
  • Serves 4
  • Cheese, Parmesan, grated 1/4 Cup
    Egg, liquid 1 None
    Chicken, Breasts 2 None
    Delicatessen, Pancetta, slice 4 Slice
    Pasta, Long, Linguine 200 Gram
    French Shallot 1 None
    Garlic, Clove 1 None
        • Cheese, Parmesan, grated 1/2 Cup
          Egg, liquid 1 None
          Chicken, Breasts 4 None
          Delicatessen, Pancetta, slice 8 Slice
          Pasta, Long, Linguine 400 Gram
          French Shallot 2 None
          Garlic, Clove 2 None



Step 1

Prepare ingredients and begin to cook the meats
On a chopping board, dice the shallot and squash the garlic with the blade of a knife, just to bruise it. Cook pancetta: Heat the frying pan to medium heat. Add the pancetta, chicken and garlic. No oil required. Stir-fry the pancetta till it is golden crisp and the chicken is fully cooked.

Step 2

Continue to cook pancetta and chicken
Drop the butter and shallots into the frying pan. Stir frequently. Once butter has melted, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Now the garlic has imparted its flavor, so take it out with a slotted spoon and discard. Leave pancetta/chicken mix in the pan on very low heat.

Step 3

Make egg-cheese mixture
Fill a pot 3⁄4 full with water and add 1 teaspoon of salt and place on medium-high heat. Set a little cheese aside for step 6 then finely grate most of the remaining parmesan cheese. Beat in the eggs. Season mix with freshly ground black pepper and set it aside.

Step 4

Cook the Pasta
Add the pasta to the boiling water, cook uncovered at a constant simmer for 1-2 minutes or until al dente (just cooked). When pasta is ready, lift it from the water with a pasta fork or tongs and place in with the pancetta. Save the rest of the pasta water.

Step 5

Mix the carbonara
Remove the pasta mix off the heat. Quickly pour in the egg-cheese mixture. Use tongs to lift up the pasta so that it mixes easily with the egg mix. It should thicken not scramble. Ensure pasta is coated then add a couple tablespoons of pasta water to keep it saucy.

Step 6

Plating your dish
Twist the pasta on to the serving plate or bowl. Serve immediately with a little sprinkling of the remaining cheese and a grating of black pepper. If the dish gets a little dry before serving, splash in some more hot pasta water and the glossy sauciness will be revived.

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