Quick easy meals, for a frenzy free lunch. I love a quick and easy tummy filler as much as the next gal but sometimes there’s too much to do! There’s a brief glimpse of my sweetheart from time to time this week.
Either he’s leaving the flat and I’m slowly waking up. Or I’m leaving work on my lunch break, just as he’s arriving to work. Yes that’s right folks, we both work together at the theatre, but that doesn’t mean I actually get to see him!
So for quick and easy meals on the go, (they might be carb filled,) but it’s certainly the kind of food that keeps our tummies fueled for the next five hours. I guarantee you can cook this in 12 mins and its a lifesaver. (Ok it might not actually save your life but it will certainly save you time!)
The 12 min Pasta Carbonara: serves 1
Your choice of pasta (I’ve chosen linguine today,)
A few pieces of Prosciutto or pancetta, cut into thin strips;
(feel free to omit for a veggie friendly option!)
1 egg yolk,
Generous knob of butter,
1 Spring onion stem, cut into smaller pieces,
Few tbsp of good quality cheese, Parmesan, cheddar, gruyere or whichever you prefer,
Sprinkle of salt & freshly cracked pepper, I’m using truffle salt today for my (every day little luxury)
Put the pasta onto boil according to the instructions on the packet.
Chop the spring onion into smaller strips and set aside,
Grate the cheese and separate the egg yolk, (reserve)
Cook the pasta until it’s just before the al denté stage and strain off most of the cooking liquor, (keep a few tablespoons aside in case the pasta is too dry later,)
Toss the pasta with the knob of butter
Season with the salt and pepper and stir in the prosciutto, cheese, egg yolk & spring onion.
Serve piping hot with a little of the cooking liquor mixed in to loosen the sauce, and eat! Mangiamo!