A sure-fire way to impress my husband is in the kitchen, he isn't much of a sweets fan which leaves me eating entire cakes all by myself (doesn't bother me much) and I am very much an amateur in the kitchen. Very much. Thus, I must find recipes that do not include sugar and baking to woo the Mr.
He has some tried and true faves, so whenever I come across a recipe for one of them I get excited to try it out for him!!
Courtesy of Dine and Dish, a recipe for one of husband's favorites: Pasta Carbonara
Pasta Carbonara from Real Simple Magazine
1 pound linguine or spaghetti
6 strips bacon, diced
4 egg yolks
1 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer to a paper towel and reserve the drippings.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Still whisking constantly, add 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Working quickly, add the drained pasta and Parmesan to the yolk mixture and toss to combine. Add the salt, pepper, parsley, and bacon. Serve immediately. (The heat of the pasta cooks the eggs, but not thoroughly. It may be advisable for young children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system to avoid eating this dish.)
Tip: Use a pair of clean scissors or kitchen shears, not a knife, to dice the bacon. It’s much quicker and makes less of a mess.