Spaghetti carbonara with green asparagus and bacon

On special request and with a long distance  dedication to Helen and her cooking ducks team from Oregon I post this recipe in English, too. 😉
A spring like version of the classic recipe – with bacon and green asparagus.
for 2:

300 g green Asparagus, cut in 2 cm pieces

a splash of  lemon juice

100 g Bacon – not sure if you get Tyrolian Bacon in Oregon 😉 but any other will do

160 g Spaghetti

1 shallot, 1 clove of garlic, both cut finely

4 egg yolks

2 Tblsp. of cooking cream

1 Tsp.  salt, 1/2 Tsp. pepper,  a hint of  nutmeg to taste

4 Tblsp. grated Parmesan

2 Tblsp. of parsley, chopped

Here you go:

Cook asparagus in salted water with a splash of lemon juice 3-4 minutes. Drain und rinse with ice cold water. Dice bacon and fry in a deep pan.

Add garlic and shallot.  Allow to roast for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Add Asparagus and parsley. In a separate bowl whisk together cream and egg yolks. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Cook spaghetti in salted water  „al dente“ .

Drain, but save half a cup of cooking water, which you pour to the cream- egg- mixture. Now hurry and immediately stir the mixture to the bacon – asparagus in the pan. Let steep a little, if still too runny. Add spaghetti und mix well.


Sprinkle with some additional parsley and parmesan – enjoy!2848438C-DC10-48EC-A01E-A4C6CC52FA37

The original recipe is form Poletto, I modified it a little.

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