Posted by Jennifer (the student) on February 21, 2013
This recipe is so tasty and rich, I do not make it very often because of that. But each time I make it wonder why I don’t make it more often.
16 oz package of pasta (any type you like, I used Fusilli Bacati)
2 TBSP olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oz package of pancetta (I found mine at Trader Joe’s)
6 egg yolks
½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
10 oz package peas (fresh or frozen)
Tabasco (a dash or more, to your taste)
sea salt –to taste
fresh ground pepper – to taste
Cook pasta according package directions.
Meanwhile in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil, onion and garlic, sauté for 5 minutes and then add the pancetta. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Take off the heat and add the peas and combine. Set aside.
A few minutes before the pasta is done cooking, whisk together the egg yolks, Parmesan cheese and one ladle of pasta cooking water.
Once the pasta is done cooking, strain all water and return the pasta to the stockpot.
Add onion mixture, Tabasco, salt and pepper to the stockpot with the pasta and combine. Then add the egg and cheese mixture and thoroughly combine. Then let it sit for 2 minutes.
Then serve and enjoy.
I like this topped with a little fresh grated Parmesan Cheese.
My pasta took a long time to cook but if you are using thinner pasta that cooks quickly, it might work out better if the onions were sautéed before starting the pasta.
Posted by Jennifer (the student) on January 19, 2013
Welcome to our first “Dinner and a Movie” our new feature will preview a suggested movie along with recipes for a romantic dinner for 2.
Join us as we roll out the red carpet with Bowfinger and a dinner menu guaranteed to please your palette
Bowfinger is a good-hearted comedy about a wanna-be filmmaker, played by Steve Martin, who is trying to get his movie made. He fails to get a major star for his movie and decides to secretly shot the movie around him. I always root for the underdog and I always like stories about second chances and I guess that is why I enjoy this movie so much. This movie is funny, silly and sweet in fact, anytime I am sad about sometimes I watch this movies and it always lifts my spirits. The menu I created is loosely based on Bobby (played by Steve Martin) and Daisy’s (played by Heather Graham) first date.
¼ small ripe melon, sliced into wedges with skin removed
½ large tomato, sliced
1 avocado, sliced with skin removed
¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP olive oil
fresh ground pepper, to taste
sea salt, to taste
In a medium bowl, fill with ice water and add sliced onion. Cover with a handful of ice and set aside for 20 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
Meanwhile, slice melon into wedges with seeds and skin removed and set aside.
Slice tomatoes and avocado, set aside.
On two salad plates, arrange melon and tomatoes on the bottom of the plate.
Top with onion, avocado and goat cheese.
Drizzle both plates with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Bread
We love this recipe at my house. With a traditional Italian meal, they are usually full of simple carbs from white bread and pasta. My goals were to add more vegetables and still have great taste. This recipe would also be great as a pizza with toppings.