Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spicy Italian Sausage and Pasta Carbonara

What you'll need:
8 ounces (half of a box) of fettuccine
1 1/2 cupsof frozen peas
1 pound spicy Italian sausage
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese plus more to top with
salt and pepper to taste

What you'll do:
Grill the sausage.
Cook pasta according to package directions and add in frozen peas for the last minute. 

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together half and half, parmesan cheese and egg yolks.

Save 1/2 cup of hot pasta water.  Drain pasta and peas and return to pot.  Add in egg mixture and saved pasta water.  Cook over low heat until sauce thickens.  Serve with sausage and top with parmesan cheese.

Super fast and easy!  Original recipe from Real Simple here.

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