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 Ham & Mushroom Pasta carbonara

     ' Leave the mushrooms in or take 'em out - If it was up to me I would leave 'em in (Love mushrooms in Carbonara) . This dish is quick and easy to cook and has a full rich flavour. You can use spaghetti for this , but I prefer tagliatelle as it gives it more body.

As far as the pasta is concerned , yes you can buy pretty much any variety in the shop. But if you are feeling more adventurous then why not make your own ? It is pretty simple to do and the end product is always going to taste better. all you need is a pasta machine '



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Ingredients

  • 3 Balls of Tagliatelle
  • 25 gr Butter
  • 1 Onion
  • 10-12 Button Mushrooms
  • 3 Slices of Ham
  • 1 clove of Garlic or 1 tsp lazy garlic
  • 1tsp English Mustard
  • 50 ml White Wine
  • 100 - 150 ml Single cream
  • 8 - 10 Chives
  • Olive oil 

Method

  • Boil the Tagliatelle in a pan of salted water for 5 minutes until soft / cooked. Then drain and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Dice the onion and mix with garlic and oil / set aside
  • Slice the mushrooms and set aside
  • Roll and slice the ham / set aside
  • Finely chop the chives / set aside
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the Onion/Garlic & oil mix - cook for 2 min
  • Add the white wine and flambe
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan / cook for 2 mins
  • Add the mustard and mix in
  • Add the ham into the pan
  • Then pour in the single cream and mix together / Cook for 5 Mins

 ' Serve on a plate or in a bowl with some garlic bread , use the chives to finish off the dish .... '