BBC Good Food - 04.2020

(Chris Devlin) #1
APRIL 2020 15





Carbonara with
mint & peas
Pancetta, parmesan and peas
bring that sought-after umami
hit, while mint and chilli wake
up the senses. And, of course,
tagliatelle offers comfort that is
so inherent in every bowl of lovely
pasta. If you don’t eat meat, crab
(another provider of umami) is
a worthy substitute.

COOK 40 minsEASY

1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 red or green chilli,
roughly chopped
vegetable or rapeseed oil, for frying
200g smoked bacon lardons
100g grated parmesan, plus
extra to serve
4 eggs
400g dried tagliatelle
100g frozen peas

(^1) / 2 small bunch of mint leaves,
torn if large
1 Put the onion, garlic and chilli
in a food processor and blitz
until finely chopped.
2 Heat a glug of oil in a frying pan
set over a medium-low heat. Add
the onion mixture and lardons, and
season with salt. Cover with a lid
and cook over a medium heat for
20-30 mins, stirring occasionally,
until the onions are soft.
Inspired by his mum, food
writer and stylistRyan Riley
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3 Meanwhile, beat the parmesan
and eggs together in a bowl and
season with salt and pepper.
4 Bring a pan of water to the
boil with 2 tsp salt and cook
the tagliatelle following pack
instructions. Stir two ladlefuls
of the pasta cooking water into
the cheese and egg mixture 2 mins
before the end of the cooking time.
5 Add the peas to the pasta 1 min
before the end of the cooking time,
then drain and return to the pan.
Recipe adapted
fromLife Kitchen:
Recipes to Revive
the Joy of Taste
and Flavourby
Ryan Riley (£20,
© Clare Winield.
Catch Ryan’s
on BBC One’s
Saturday Kitchen
Liveon BBC
iPlayer. Toind
out more about
Ryan’s free
cookery classes
for cancer
patients, visit
6 Stir the sauce and the onion and
bacon mixture into the pasta along
with the peas until the sauce is
heated through, about 2-3 mins

  • keep stirring until it turns glossy
    and coats the pasta. Transfer to
    a serving dish and scatter over
    the mint and extra parmesan.
    GOOD TO KNOWcalcium•ibre
    PER SERVING731 kcals•fat 27g•saturates 10g

  • carbs 81g•sugars 7g• ibre 7g• protein 38g•
    salt 2.6g

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