One of the things that I love doing during my free time is cooking, especially during my off days from work. I will not call myself the expert chef here because I don’t have that chef degree but instead I will call myself the moody pseudochef. To tell you a brief history on how it all started my love for cooking, let me tell you that I don’t like cooking before. I don’t even know how to cook a rice. It all started when I worked in Jordan as a nurse. I don’t have a choice but to live my life alone and learned how to cook. So it all started with Tamarind Shrimp and Adobong Manok (Filipino Soysauce Style Chicken). That’s the first two dishes I’ve learned before and the rest is in the history. So today because I’m off and I’m craving for pasta, I’m going to show you how to cook a simple Carbonara. Just to let you know I do love pasta! like I can survived with just pasta and pizza… So don’t be surprised that whenever you stumble upon this blog and I go and eat in the restaurant, pasta is always part of the menu. To start with, you need the following ingredients.
1 can of Cream (Any brand of cream will do)
half of the 1 kilo of fettucine (This is for solo eater like me)
Whole can of mushrooms (Cut it into pieces)
chicken hotdog (brown one preferred)
4-5 pieces of garlic (fine chopped)
turkey bacon (I don’t have pork bacon here)
salt & pepper to taste
How to Cook:
1. In a small pan, allow to cook the turkey bacon with it’s own oil just like your pork bacon. Usually this bacons have oil in their body lol. Set aside.
2. In a large casserole, boil the water, add oil and salt. When it’s boiling enough, add the pasta.
3. On the other side, In a large pan. Sauté the garlic (do not burn), add the hotdogs, mushrooms. When it looks brown, add the cream. Add 1 1/2 glasses of water. Let it boil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Do not forget to grind some cheddar cheese and parmessan cheese. Enough to taste a little bit salty and cheesy.
4. When your pasta is aldente, remove it from the water and drain it. Place your pasta in a presentable container, then pour your sauce in the pasta. Mixed it well. Add the turkey bacon on top and put some cheddar and parmessan cheese. For chef looking, add parsley on the side. In my case, I don’t have parsley.
So that’s just it! It’s so easy and yummy. This is so good during friday or sunday nights with your love ones. Enjoy!