Spaghetti Carbonara with Pork Belly and Fresh Peas

Spaghetti Carbonara with Pork Belly and Fresh Peas
Fabio cooks a flavorful Italian main dish.

Ingredients for Pork Belly

  • ½ tsp coarse kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper, crushed
  • 1 pound fresh pork belly
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • ½ cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Bertolli olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine

Ingredients for Spaghetti Carbonara

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1.5 cups shelled fresh or frozen peas
  • 4 large eggs yolk
  • ½ cup freshly grated Grana Padano , divided


1) Rub pork with coarse salt and pepper

2) Preheat oven to 300 place pork belly in large ovenproof saucepan. Add onion, carrot, celery stalk, garlic cloves, 2 tbsp wine, and chicken broth. Bring to boil, cover, and transfer to oven.

3) Cook until pork is very tender when pierced with fork, turning every 30 minutes, about 2 hours.

4) Discard any fat on surface or the bottom of the pork. Heat Bertolli olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.

5) Add pork belly and cook until browned on all sides, stirring often, about 10 minutes, set aside


1) Cook in large pot of boiling salted water until almost tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Add peas; cook 1 minute longer.

2) Meanwhile, whisk eggs in large bowl. Add ¼ cup Grana Padano and the cream; set aside. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Whisk ¼ cup hot cooking liquid  into egg mixture. Add pasta; toss to coat.

3) Add mixture to skillet with pork and toss, adding more cooking liquid by tablespoonfuls if dry. Season generously with black pepper. Divide among bowls and  serve. 

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