I’ve mentioned this before; I never used to be a fan of pasta.

BUT

Have you seen how delicious and appetizing that photo looks????

And that is just what I did in the house so you can imagine how good it looks if it’s made in an Italian restaurant. My girl Waringa is the one who introduced me to this dish; I bet she doesn’t even know that. When I first met her she would order this dish many times when we had Sunday lunches. So the day I tasted some from her plate I was hooked.

There a few places in Nairobi you can have great cabonara. I personally like Tratoria and some restaurant at the Yaya Centre Food court whose name I don’t even know. It’s right on on the left hand corner.  But their cabonara is to DIE FOR. They make it with smoked bacon and it’s simply ORGASMIC!!!

 

But if you choose to try this at home, you will never regret it. This is a great dish for when you just want to indulge and not care much about your hips or waistline. It comes together real quick as well in less than 20 minutes you have a meal on your table. Hope you will love it as much as I do. HAPPY COOKING!!

 

PENNE alla CARBONARA

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  1. 750 g penne (or any other dry pasta of your choice)
  2. 10-12 rashers of bacon
  3. ½ cup of onion, thinly sliced
  4. 2 cloves of garlic
  5. 500ml cream
  6. 2 eggs
  7. ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  8. Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  9. Chopped parsley or coriander to serve

Instructions

Boil the pasta with some salt in a large pot filled with water and cook for about 10 mins

Put the bacon in a large pan and cook till cooked. Remove and set aside

In the same pan, add the onions and sauté for about 5 mins then add the garlic and continue for a further 5 minutes. Add back the bacon

In a bowl, beat together the eggs, Parmesan, cream, and pepper

Once pasta is cooked add to the onion and bacon mixture and mix. Add in the cream and cheese mixture. Stir through. Work very quickly at this point. Add pepper. Once it’s mixed through serve immediately. Top with the coriander and extra Parmesan cheese if desired. HAPPY EATING!!

http://africankaya.com/penne-alla-carbonara/

 

Written by Wangeci Wandere cici