Linguine Zucchini Carbonara with Romano and Pancetta

Mar 10, 2006 by kiteless | 0 Comments| Share it:   

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Linguine and Zucchini Carbonara with Romano and Pancetta

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  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 2

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Ingredients

  • eggs
  • Parmesan (I used Romano)
  • spaghetti or any long pasta (I used linguine)
  • 1 large zucchini
  • garlic
  • whole milk or half and half
  • black pepper
  • nutmeg (not shown)
  • 6-8 oz thick sliced pancetta (2-3 times the amount shown here, this was not enough!)

Step 1

Put a large pot of water on to start boiling. Grate up about 1 cup of the hard cheese, plus some strips for garnish if you like. Set aside.

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Step 2

Meanwhile, slice up your zucchini like so:

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Step 3

And then into long thin strips. Slice up about 3 cloves of garlic, and cube your pancetta (not shown). In a medium fry pan, saute your zucchini over medium-low heat in a very small amount of olive oil, until it starts to get tender and a bit limp, but not mushy. Set aside (forgot to get a pic of this part, sorry).

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Step 4

Now cook up your bacon and garlic, I used the same pan that the zucchini was in (you will see this is not enough pancetta.

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Step 5

You pasta water should be boiling by now. Salt it, and add about 5 oz of dried pasta. Side note: Do you ever see that really expensive pasta, handmade with a rough texture, see the astronomical price tag (this was $6 a package) and wonder if it is worth that price? Well I did, until I tried it. Man oh man, I don't make this stuff often because it breaks the bank, but just let me say it is worth every penny!

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Step 6

While the pasta is cooking, quickly beat up 2 eggs, about 1/2 cup of whole milk, and a small grating of nutmeg and a dash of black pepper in a medium bowl and set aside. When the noodles are al dente, drain, then return the noodles to the pot and add the zucchini.

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Step 7

Mix up the noodles and zucchini, and then add the garlic and pancetta, along with the egg-milk mixture. Stir in over very low heat, and add the cup of grated cheese.

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Step 8

Cook for another minute or two until thick. Toss to coat, and serve immediately. Enjoy the linguine and zucchini carbonara with romano and pancetta.

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