Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara for Meatless Monday
May 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
The idea of a vegetarian Spagetthi Carbonara will surely send shivers down the spines of those who love this classic Italian dish. I know of one person in particular who will most probably put a ban on this post and that is Fritz from Real Men can Cook. After all he made a perfect Spaghetti Carbonara at the Cheese Festival this year….why would I want to mess with such a divine dish?
Simple reason actually, after tasting Fritz’ version made with Guangiale, which is an unsmoked bacon made from the pig’s cheeks, ordinary bacon was simply not going to cut it for me… Furthermore, after watching the ever-so-sexy Giorgio Locatelli in action at this year’s Good Food and Wine Show I realized again that any dish made with top quality ingredients (even if only two or three) is better than adding ingredients just for the sake of adding it…. So because I did not have Guangiale, I decided to go virgin……meatless……… vegetarian! Can a pasta dish with just three ingredients taste good? Oh yes, I bet you it can, give it a go!!!
More Vegetarian Dishes