Pasta Carbonara with Saffron

Pasta Carbonara with Saffron
Pasta Carbonara with Saffron

It was a rainy day and although it’s summer the heat just wasn’t happening. This Pasta Carbonara with Saffron warmed us up when the weather wasn’t doing the job!    

Pasta Carbonara with Saffron
1 lb angel hair
Extra virgin olive oil
2 – 4 oz pkgs diced Pancetta
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons turmeric
pinch saffron
1/2 cup white wine
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese

Prepare angel hair as package directs – reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid; drain remaining pasta and put back into pot; set aside. In a skillet, heat pancetta with one or two tablespoons olive oil on medium heat; sauté about 5-7 minutes until crispy. Add in the garlic; sauté a few minutes more. Sprinkle in the turmeric and pinch of saffron then stir in the white wine and chicken stock. In a small bowl combine the egg yolks with the reserved pasta cooking liquid; stir into cooked pasta in the pot. Pour in the pancetta & white wine-chicken stock mixture. Sprinkle in the parsley and Parmesan cheese. Combine well and serve in individual bowls, topping with extra cheese, if desired.

Pasta Carbonara with Saffron
Pasta Carbonara with Saffron

25 thoughts on “Pasta Carbonara with Saffron

      1. yes it is! I also like cardamom and it’s expensive too! Very nice and different recipes! I have to try the zucchini as well as the pasta right away! I still have 6 kids at home lots of cooking. hahaha

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      2. 6 Kids! Wow! Good for you 🙂 I have 4 boys…two have graduated college and live on their own far away 😦 and two still live at home…and since they’re older now they love to try new food!

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