Loving your greens is easy with this carbonara recipe.

Broccoli carbonara copy
Serves:  6
Fresh from the garden:  Broccoli, chilli, eggs, garlic, parsley
Season:  Winter/spring

Serves: 6

This creamy broccoli carbonara is perfect with homemade pasta. Use the basic pasta recipe to make fettucine.

Ingredients

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Equipment

What to do

  • 1. Fill one large pot with water and put it on to boil to steam the broccoli in.

  • 2. Fill the other large pot with salted water and put it on to boil to cook the pasta in.

  • 3. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list. Remember to put a damp tea towel under your chopping board to stop it from slipping.

  • 4. Use the basic pasta recipe to make fettuccine.

  • 5. Mix the eggs, egg yolks, cream, salt and pepper together in the bowl with the fork.

  • 6. Steam the broccoli for 3–5 minutes, then set it aside.

  • 7. Heat the oil in the frying pan.

  • 8. Add the garlic and chilli to the frying pan and cook for 30 seconds.

  • 9. Add the broccoli and cook for a further 3 minutes.

  • 10. Cook the pasta and drain, reserving a cup of the cooking water.

  • 11. Toss the pasta in the pan with the broccoli and parsley.

  • 12. Reduce the heat to low.

  • 13. Add the egg and cream mix to the pasta and cook for 2 minutes.

  • 14. Toss the pasta; if it is too dry, add some of the reserved pasta water.

  • 15. Serve immediately, sprinkled with parmesan.

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