Saturday, February 26, 2011

Valuable lessons: Don't nuke the carbonara

So B made carbonara tonight... I've never attempted it myself, but he saw it on a cooking show recently and wanted to try it. So he did, and it looked quite tasty. That is until we got busy tidying up a bit before sitting down to eat. Then he sprinkled some extra cheese on top which didn't melt, so as a reflex it went in the microwave to reheat for a few seconds.

Considering that carbonara is made using a raw egg mixture stirred into hot pasta to make the sauce, nuking it basically turned the two dishes of creamy pasta into bacon-flecked bricks. It was... not good. The bit left in the pan that hadn't been microwaved was absolutely delicious though!

Lesson learned... don't nuke the carbonara.

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