- 200 g smoked pancetta, boneless and cut in to thick slices
- 50 g pine nuts
- 6 medium sized zucchini
- 500 g thin spaghetti
- 4 egg yolks
- 100 g heavy cream
- 100 g parmesan cheese, grated + extra for serving
- 1 small bunch of basil + extra leaves for serving
- freshly ground pepper
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- Place a pot full of generously salted water over high heat and allow to come to a boil while you begin the recipe.
- Cut the pancetta in to thick slices and sauté in a nonstick pan until it becomes slightly crunchy.
- Add the pine nuts and sauté for 1 minute.
- Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Allow to drain from excess oil.
- Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and remove any parts with seeds.
- Use a very sharp knife to julienne.
- When the water in your pot is boiling, add the zucchini and blanch for a few seconds.
- Immediately remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl with water and ice. Drain and set aside until needed.
- Using the same pot of boiling water, add the pasta and cook for 1 minute less than the instructions on the box.
- When ready, reserve 150 ml of the pasta water and drain. Transfer back to empty pot and set aside.
- While the pasta is boiling, prepare the sauce. It is important to add the sauce to the pasta while it is very hot, since this in this way the egg yolks will cook.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and heavy cream.
- Add the 150 g of pasta water, grated parmesan, freshly ground pepper and toss. Last, add the basil.
- To the pasta, add the pancetta and mix.
- Transfer the hot pasta to the bowl with the sauce and stir thoroughly.
- Serve with extra parmesan and basil leaves.
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.