Friday, July 13, 2012

Spaghetti Carbonara

this is not rocket science, I watched an Italian guy make this one time, he was dating one of the girls who owned the house.  Handsome, Italian Accent, and fancy cooking (for college).  No wonder he had the girls...

1 LB spaghetti or linguini- nothing finer
4 cloves garlic chopped finely
4 strips of bacon or 1/4 LB Pancetta finely chopped
2 TBS olive oil
2-3  Eggs
1 cup grated hard Italian cheese
ground pepper

Boil the pasta to al dente or less 7-8 min
While the pasta is boiling, fry the bacon / pancetta until crispy in a large skillet
add the garlic and cook 1 minute more
whisk the egg and the cheese in a bowl
when the pasta is done, drain, reserving some liquid (put a bowl under the collander)
add the  past to the skillet and mix in all the bacon and grease
TRANSFER everything in the skillet back to the pasta pot.
stir in the egg and cheese mixture.
  you may want to heat the pot on low to aid the cooking process.
sprinkle with ground pepper

serve hot

Friday, July 6, 2012

Garlic Sauce

2 TBS Rice Vinegar
2 TBS Brown Sugar
2 TBS Soy Sauce
1 TBS Veg Oil (not olive)  
2 Tsp Saki or Dry White Wine
1/2 Tsp Siricha
1/4 Tsp Sesame oil
3-4 Garlic Cloves finely chopped

1.5 Tsp Corn Starch and 1 TBS H2O shaken in jar = Thickener

Saute Garlic in Veg Oil 1 minute, add other ingredients Except Thickener, bring to boil.
Reduce to simmer, add thickener, stir to thicken.
Serve over - Meat, Veg, Rice