Monday, August 2, 2010


Back to my Afternoon Delights, today I am offering you a really great pasta dish that is quick, nutritious and can be prepared by 2 people before or after your rendezvous! (Yes, these 2 to the left have a delight definitely going on....)
My Carbonara has no carbonara...and no cream, but oh, wow, will you love the creamy texture! You'll adore the low calories and the togetherness of the dish! (Add 2-3 diced slices of pancetta if you must be rigorous about it all--and cook with the garlic!)
This recipe is for 2 and requires fresh eggs and freshly grated parmesan.
Get your Delight to grate the cheese, while you:

  • beat 2 eggs with salt, pepper and fresh parsely (chopped) and basil (if you wish)

  • add 1/2 cup of parmesan (and have him grate more to go on top!) while you:

  • saute garlic (4-6 cloves) in 2-3 T. good olive oil

  • add 1/4 cup of white wine to that, remove from heat. (wine will boil off leaving superb aroma!)

  • Cook your pasta (for 2 people, 8-10 oz. total for Afternoon Delight yields 2 hearty portions) and most important RESERVE the WATER!

  • Strain, but add quickly two ladels of the pasta water to strained pasta, stir,

  • Quickly add your beaten egg-herb-parmesan mix!

  • And quickly stir!

  • Add your garlic-wine concoction

  • (If you like your pasta creamier, add more pasta water...but do so one at a time so as not to get it watery!)

  • Serve with the rest of your white wine. A nice Prosecco?

  • Add a side dish of sliced tomatoes drizzled olive oil and fresh ground pepper!
Ciao! Oh, yes! The cover above? This medeival romantica FOR HER HONOUR debuts August 9 at , the second in the Swords of Passion series! Enjoy!


Vegetarian Cannibal said...

I thought for sure you were making a sexual innuendo here, lol.

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

You got it!