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Asparagus and Chorizo Carbonara

Asparagus and Chorizo Carbonara

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READY IN 25min
PREP TIME 10min
COOK TIME 15min
SERVINGS 2

This chorizo and asparagus carbonara is easy to make and a real weekend treat!

Ingredients

  • Penne pasta
  • 1 pack chorizo
  • 500g green asparagus
  • 2 eggs
  • fresh basil
  • 2 tbpsn grated parmesan cheese
  • ground black pepper/ salt
  • 2 or 3 small shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of half a lemon
  • olive oil

Directions

  • 1Heat 1 tbspn olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions and garlic and cook on a low heat for around 4 minutes.
  • 2Put the pasta onto boil with a pinch of salt. Add the asparagus into a separate pan of boiling water and cook for around 6 minutes.
  • 3Add the chopped chorizo to the pan with the onions. Leave to cook on a medium heat.
  • 4Drain the asparagus, roughly chop and add to the pan with the chorizo.
  • 5Drain the pasta and reserve about 100ml of the water it was cooking in. Beat 2 eggs in a small jug and then add the water and lemon juice. Whisk in the parmesan so that the mixture is smooth.
  • 6Add the drained pasta to the pan with the chorizo and asparagus and then pour in the egg mixture. Turn the pan up to a high heat and keep stirring for around 2 minutes.
  • 7Take the pan off the heat and stir in some fresh basil and ground black pepper.
  • 8Garnish with more fresh basil if needed.

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