Right, perfect for Slimming World and all other diets, this chorizo and bacon carbonara is a fucking delight. There, I've said it. Hoy some parmesan on at the end if you're feeling decadent but otherwise, it takes ten minutes to make and will really satisfy you in a way that no battery powered dongle ever could.
This makes enough for two.
200g of linguine (I use that instead of spaghetti, but it really makes no odds)
50g of chopped chorizo (6 syns)
four or five bacon medallions with all the fat cut off
a bunch of spring onions
three egg yolks - you can use the whites to make an egg-white omelette, or you can stop bumping your lips and throw the whites down the sink so you can watch them sploosh down the plughole like everyone else, you contrary tinker
Note: do not salt the water when you boil your spaghetti: chorizo and bacon add a lot of saltiness, so don't be adding more for Christ's sakes
get a big old pan, fill it with cold water and get it boiling away
pop your linguine in to cook
meanwhile, if you don't mind, chop your chorizo and bacon off as finely as you can - we like to cook it almost so it goes like crumbs, but it's up to you
finely slice the green of the spring onions whilst you're waiting
when the linguine is cooked through, get ready to act quickly
drain the water from the linguine, keeping aside a small cup full
add the egg yolks, bacon and chorizo in with the hot linguine and stir to absolute fuckery - you want the heat to cook the egg but you don't want it to scramble (though if it does, no big loss, it just doesn't look as good)
if it goes a bit claggy, and it shouldn't if you're quick, add a tablespoon or two of the hot pasta water
once mixed, plate up and top with the greens of the spring onions
add grated parmesan and so much black pepper if you so desire
We serve ours with the bacon and chorizo on top - see the picture - but there's no right or wrong way.
you can absolutely leave the chorizo out to save on syns, but only if you're devoid of all fun and taste in your life
crumbled up sausage meat is also lovely in this - fry it as you would fry the chorizo
don't be adding oil when you do the bacon and chorizo because the chorizo oil is all you need