Macadamias, pepperberries and salty bacon: Celebrity chef shares his step-by-step carbonara recipe with an Australian twist – and it will take you only 15 minutes
- MasterChef star Ben Milbourne shares his recipe to cooking a classic carbonara
- But the chef has included an Australian twist, using the country’s fine produce
- The dish includes Tasmanian pepperberry, macadamias and salty bacon
MasterChef star Ben Milbourne has shared his simple step-by-step recipe to cooking a classic carbonara but with an Australian twist.
Despite its popularity, 90 per cent of Australians are still making the same mistake by adding cream to the Italian dish, when traditionally raw eggs are the key ingredient to create the creaminess.
To celebrate World Carbonara Day on Saturday April 6, the celebrity chef has teamed up with Barilla to whip up the ultimate ‘Carbonara Australiana’.
The dish includes Australian produce such as Tasmanian pepperberry and macadamias, paired perfectly with salty bacon and Parmesan cheese.
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MasterChef star Ben Milbourne (pictured) has shared his simple step-by-step recipe to cooking a classic carbonara but with an Australian twist
The ‘Carbonara Australiana’ dish includes Australian produce such as Tasmanian pepperberry and macadamias, paired perfectly with salty bacon and Parmesan cheese
‘Carbonara is one of my favourite dishes to make. The beauty of the dish is in its simplicity – traditionally, it uses only five key ingredients,’ Milbourne told Daily Mail Australia.
‘But the best thing about carbonara is that you can make it your own, as long as there’s no cream.
‘For my version, I’ve created something that still honours tradition, yet celebrates Australian natives. It’s a deliciously simple dish and I hope it inspires people to get creative in the kitchen.’
Milbourne – who’s the ambassador of Barilla – said to cook the cuisine, you will need spaghetti, garlic, olive oi, salt as well as the Australian produce.
The easy-to-follow recipe, which serves two people, takes just five minutes to prepare, and 10 minutes to cook.
He starts by cooking the spaghetti in a large pot of salted water.
To celebrate World Carbonara Day on Saturday April 6, the celebrity chef has teamed up with Barilla to whip up the ultimate ‘Carbonara Australiana’
Next, he sautés garlic in oil , before adding chopped bacon to the pan.
Meanwhile, he mixes grated Parmesan cheese and three whole eggs in a bowl.
Add the al dente pasta to the pan with garlic and bacon, along with a splash of the reserved pasta water.
He then tosses the Parmesan cheese and egg mix through the hot pasta, before seasoning with cracked pepperberry.
Finish by grating macadamia nuts over the top – and add salt to taste.