Ingredients for 3 people:
200g chorizo sausage, sliced
1 tablespoon of olive oil
400g dried pasta (such as penne, rigatoni, fusilli)
4 eggs (I am missing one from my photo)!
80g Parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus extra to serve
Salt and pepper
Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to the packet's instructions. Ours took about 12 minutes.
Whilst this is cooking, fry the sliced chorizo in a tablespoon of oil over a low heat in a frying pan.
Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the eggs and Parmesan cheese and season generously.
Just before the pasta is ready turn the heat up to high for the chorizo so it is sizzling hot. Next drain the pasta and then put it back in the saucepan. Mix in the egg mixture and chorizo and stir vigorously so the eggs cook evenly from the heat of the pasta and chorizo.
Serve immediately with a scattering of Parmesan and a good grinding of black pepper.
In all honesty my mouth doesn't water much at the thought of carbonara nowadays as it is Arabella's favourite and we have had it sooooooooooooo often. However I will admit I was very pleasantly surprised by this, I really enjoyed it - we all did and we would have all had seconds were there any left over. It's nice to have chorizo rather than lardons and if you wanted to add any green, you could always add some leeks. I love how simple and easy this was, a real winner.