Prosciutto Pasta Carbonara
with pine nuts and peas
Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Spice Level: Mild
Cook Within: 6 days
Contains: Tree Nuts (Pine Nuts), Milk, Wheat
Decadent: a word used for the gaudiest of Robin Leach-esque extravaganzas or commercials for bath oils and spa treatments. The word carries with it the idea of “too much,” but a bowlful of this decadent and divine pasta will leave you with the idea of “more.” More salty perfect prosciutto dancing with creamy pecorino sauce, with a hint of heat from the red pepper flakes. All that gorgeousness clings to a spectacular pasta with pine nuts adding an exquisite touch. Caviar wishes and champagne dreams, dear customer!
Tip: Watch the pine nuts closely when cooking so they don't burn.
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 3 oz. Prosciutto
- 2 oz. Peas
- 1 Shallot
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
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You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- 1 Medium Pot
- 1 Colander
- 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Cook the Pasta
Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes.Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside.While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.
Prepare Ingredients and Toast Pine Nuts
Peel and mince shallot.Mince garlic.Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add pine nuts to hot, dry pan. Stir occasionally until lightly browned and aromatic, 3-5 minutes.Immediately, remove pine nuts to a plate or bowl.Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Crisp the Prosciutto
Line a plate with a paper towel.Return pan used to toast pine nuts to medium heat and add 1/2 tsp. olive oil. Working in batches, add prosciutto to hot pan in a single layer. Cook until crispy, 1-2 minutes per side.Transfer prosciutto to towel-lined plate. When cool enough to handle, break into bite-sized pieces.Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Make the Sauce
Return pan used to crisp prosciutto to medium heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, shallot, and garlic to hot pan. Cook until aromatic, 30-60 seconds.Stir in pasta cooking water, cream, and red pepper flakes (to taste). Then stir occasionally until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 3-4 minutes.
Finish the Dish
Stir in pecorino (reserving a pinch for garnish) pasta, peas, and prosciutto until heated through, 30-60 seconds.Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with pine nuts and remaining pecorino. Bon appétit!
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