If it was up to my husband and my children, they would eat Spaghetti a la Bolognese or Spaghetti Carbonara every time I wanted to fix pastas. But today I did not listen to their wishes. I had some Gorgonzola in the fridge and decided it would be the dressing for todays’ pasta.
Ingredients: 1/4 purple onions sliced thinly, 1 cup of baby tomatoes sliced in half, 1 pack of fettuccine, 2 tbsp of butter, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/3 cup of gorgonzola crumbled, 1/4 cup of pancetta very thinly sliced, 1 egg, salt and pepper, olive oil.
Place the sliced onions and the halved tomatoes in a large bowl, add 1 tsp of olive oil and mix to coat the vegetables. Spread the vegetables on the silpat that you would have previously placed on a perforated sheet. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper. Roast the tomatoes and onions for 8-10 minutes at 375.
Place the pancetta on a silpat as well and roast it too for 8-10 minutes. It will become crisp.
While the vegetables are cooking, cook the pasta according to package directions. And while this is cooking, prepare the gorgonzola sauce.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and when it is starting to sizzle, add the warm heavy cream. Stir, and turn the heat down to medium-low. Add the crumbled Gorgonzola, a dash of salt and pepper and stir while cooking until the gorgonzola is completly melted. Add 1 egg and mix well at a low temperature until the sauce is getting thicker. Set aside.
Drain the pasta, and add the sauce to the pasta. Mix well. Add the roasted vegetables and mix again. Spoon the pasta on each plate and crumble the pancetta on top of the pasta. And serve with garlic bread and arugula salad. Et voila!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!