Pea and Pancetta Pasta

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on February 21, 2013

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This recipe is so tasty and rich, I do not make it very often because of that. But each time I make it wonder why I don’t make it more often.

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz package of pasta (any type you like, I used Fusilli Bacati)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 oz package of pancetta (I found mine at Trader Joe’s)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 10 oz package peas (fresh or frozen)
  • Tabasco (a dash or more, to your taste)
  • sea salt –to taste
  • fresh ground pepper – to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according package directions.
  2. Meanwhile in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil, onion and garlic, sauté for 5 minutes and then add the pancetta. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Take off the heat and add the peas and combine. Set aside.
  3. A few minutes before the pasta is done cooking, whisk together the egg yolks, Parmesan cheese and one ladle of pasta cooking water.
  4. Once the pasta is done cooking, strain all water and return the pasta to the stockpot.
  5. Add onion mixture, Tabasco, salt and pepper to the stockpot with the pasta and combine. Then add the egg and cheese mixture and thoroughly combine. Then let it sit for 2 minutes.
  6. Then serve and enjoy.
  • I like this topped with a little fresh grated Parmesan Cheese.
  • My pasta took a long time to cook but if you are using thinner pasta that cooks quickly, it might work out better if the onions were sautéed before starting the pasta.

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9 responses to “Pea and Pancetta Pasta

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    This meal really does look yummy. I love peas, and of course pancetta. YUMM!!
    Looks pretty easy too, and hello hot sauce makes everything better, hehe.

    Glad I stopped by, and I notice that you participate in Jens WIA wednesdays. I love her 🙂

    So I notice you are a dietician? Maybe you could give me some pointers on my meals this past week. I’ve really tried to go high protein and obviously low carb, but realistically I don’t know if this is a way I can eat for long. I love me some carbs 🙂

    Have a wonderful day, and stop by anytime to say hello if you can.

    P.s. After coming back from an extended blogging break, I’ve started a 40 day challenge to get HEALTHY by my birthday. If you get a chance to check it out, I could sure use the support!
    Hugs, Bella 🙂
    Bella’s 40 Day Challenge

    • Jennifer Student

      Thank you! 🙂 I love the WIAW too. I am a student, studying to be a dietician.
      I think it is realistic to eat a sort of Mediterranean diet most of the time, with scheduled treats. Good luck!

  2. This is a rich and great meal! Thanks for linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  3. Sounds easy enough, and it looks good too! I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂

  4. This looks delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/02/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_26.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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