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Spaghetti Carbonara

Creamy, cheesy, pasta sauce with ham, onions and garlic

Spaghetti Carbonara


It's essential to cook the pasta in salted boiling water, but refrain from adding any additional salt as the ham, bacon or speck is salty enough. Once the dish is ready to serve, taste and adjust seasoning to suit your palate.

Optional extras: My son has been a huge fan of Carbonara since he was about 6. Over the years he has experimented (with us as guinea pigs) various adaptations of his favourite meal: omit ham and substitute 2 cups pan fried chicken breast, add to either ham or chicken carbonara: 200g semi dried tomatoes, cubed raw avocado

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Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir are the best wines to pair with Spaghetti Carbonara.


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Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
that's actually the Parmesan Sharon.
Posted by jackicamReport
Rob loves a good Carbonara - the onion addition is something he's going to love!
Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
hope it passes the Rob Test! Son gave it a big thumbs up today (albeit as left overs) but he IS
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
I should try this some day :-)
Thanks dear for [osting ;-)
Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
You are most welcome Huda, hope you do try it and more importantly, like it! It's a nice quick meal which packs a great flavour.
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