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A classic carbonara with a bit of a twist—depending what you have in the fridge, substitute the cured pork for chorizo sausage for a reinvented taste that is still classic.

Ingredients 2 Number of Servings

3/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
3 egg yolks
1/3 box Barilla Spaghetti
2.8 oz chorizo
Black pepper, salt and thyme to taste
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  • Cook spaghetti in a large pot of salted water.

  • Meanwhile, cut chorizo into cubes and put in a large pan. Gently brown with oil.
  • In the meantime beat egg yolks with the Pecorino cheese and two spoons of boiling pasta water.

  • Add freshly ground black pepper.

  • When the pasta is cooked to al dente, drain it and put it in the pan with the chorizo.

  • Away from the heat, add the beaten egg yolks, with a tablespoon of cooking water for a creamy result.

  • Pour the mixture into a 2 inch hotel pan and cool down for about 1 hour.

  • Chef’s tip: The perfect Carbonara is creamy, without lumps of eggs too coagulated or with yolks too liquid. To better control the right coagulation and the temperatures, pour the yolk mixture in
    while bringing the pan out of the fire.

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