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Lemon, zucchini and chilli carbonara

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Ingredients 10
Time 15 min
  • 250
    pasta (optional: gluten free)
  • 2
    olive oil
  • 3
    thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1/2
    red chilli finely chopped (or a pinch of dried chilli flakes)
  • 2
    free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100
    crème fraiche
  • zest of a large lemon, 2 small lemons
  • 3/4
    finely grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve
  • 1
    chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper


15 min

Cook the pasta until in salted water according to manufacturer’s instructions.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the zucchini and chili for a few minutes, tossing and shaking the pan. When this is cooked, set aside.
Get all the other ingredients ready.

When the pasta is al dente, drain, reserving 100ml of the cooking liquid. Put the pasta back in the pot with the liquid (off the heat). Add the egg and stir to incorporate. Add all the other ingredients – including the zucchini, stir and put the lid on. This will heat everything through. Adjust seasoning; it needs a good few grinds of black pepper.

Serve immediately with more grated Parmesan.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Earthbound Wines.


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