Thursday, September 15, 2011
On my honor
Yesterday for dinner I prepared a Rachael Ray dish -- Pasta Carbonara with Corn and Chiles. Sounds good doesn't it? I think it might have been, if someone else had prepared it.
I just don't do pasta very well, I think. I can cook the noodles, and make the sauce, but it's the combining of the two that is really apparently very difficult for me.
In this dish you are supposed to add the pasta and the eggy pasta water at the same time and toss quickly "to form a silky sauce, 1-2 minutes."
Mmmmm, not happening.
After about 30 seconds of tossing I had corn and bacon pieces flying every where, and my eggy water had pretty much dried up. Not exactly the scrambled eggs I always fear in this dish, but definitely not " a silky sauce."
The flavor was good, but it was dry, and unlike me, my family does not eat dry pasta. They like it really saucy.
I vow to never again create a pasta dish that needs to be tossed. Really. I do. And for a while (like a couple months) I vow to not try any new dishes that aren't guaranteed to be yummy and foolproof.
On my honor.