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Sprout & chorizo carbonara

Sprout & chorizo carbonara

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Pan fry cubed chorizo and Brussels sprouts, then toss with egg yolks, spaghetti and Parmesan for an indulgently creamy weeknight dinner

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal956
fat49g
saturates22g
carbs80g
sugars11g
fibre11g
protein42g
salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 140g cubed chorizo
  • 250g Brussels sprouts
  • 200g spaghetti
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 150ml single cream
  • 50ml milk
  • 25g grated parmesan , plus extra, to serve
  • black pepper , to taste

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat a large frying pan with the olive oil and boil a large pan of salted water. Add the cubed chorizo to the frying pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until the oils are released into the pan. Halve and finely slice the Brussels sprouts. Add these to the frying pan, season and cook for 10 mins, stirring now and then, until tender.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Whisk the egg yolks, single cream and milk with the grated Parmesan and a good grind of black pepper.

  • STEP 3

    When the pasta is cooked, drain, reserving a cup of the cooking water, and add the pasta to the frying pan. Turn the heat to very low and add the egg mixture. Toss everything together for 2-3 mins until the sauce has thickened, adding a splash more water if it looks to dry. Serve with extra Parmesan.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2014

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