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Pasta Carbonara - LBS61

Carbonara is one of the Italians favourite pasta dish were cheese, eggs, bacon and cream join to indulge your taste buds.

You will need:

Lamb Brand Table Salt, to taste

Lamb Brand Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Prime Luci Farfalle pasta, 500g

Gran Cucina cream, 100ml

Smoked streaky bacon, 12 slices (roughly sliced)

Fresh mint, 2 sprigs (leaves picked)

Egg, 1

Frozen peas, 1 cup

Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

All you have to do is:

1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the farfalle, and cook according to the packet instructions.

2. Whisk the egg in a bowl with the cream, salt and pepper.

3. Put the bacon into a second pan and cook until crispy and golden.

4. When the farfalle are nearly cooked, add the peas to the water together with the farfalle for one minute and cook until tender.  

5. When cooked, drain in a colander, saving a little of the cooking water.

6. Add the pasta to the pancetta and stir in most of the mint, finely sliced - if the pan isn't big enough, mix it all together in a large warmed bowl.

7. Add the egg and cream mix to the pasta while the pasta is still hot.

8. Toss together and loosen with a little of the reserved cooking water if necessary.

9. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and rest of the mint leaves, and serve as soon as possible.