Farfalle with Carbonara & Spring Peas ~~~ Yummy!

I love the idea behind Jamie Oliver - homemade & organic. I got this great recipe from "Jamie's Dinners: The Essential Family Cookbook". The whole family feel in love with this recipe! Try it, spice it and share with others!!

1 lb Farfalle (Farfalle is a bow-tie want-to-be)
1 egg
7 tablespoons heavy cream
sea salt & black pepper
12 slices of bacon (I only use 6)
3 handfuls of fresh or frozen peas
2 sprigs of fresh mint, leaves picked
2 handfuls of parmesan cheese

  • Bring large pan of salted water to boil, add farfalle & cook according to package
  • Whisk egg in a bowl with cream, salt & pepper
  • Put your bacon into a second pan & cook until crispy
  • When the farfalle is nearly cooked, add the peas for the last minute & a half
  • When cooked, drain & save a little of the cooking water
  • Add pasta to the bacon and stir in most of the mint, finely sliced
  • Now you need to add the egg & cream mix to the pasta. Add while the pasta is still hot so to cook the eggs enough to give you a silky smooth sauce
  • Toss together & loosen with a little of the reserved pasta water if necessary
  • Season with salt & pepper, sprinkle with parmesan & rest of the mint leaves

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