Yummy Pasta Carbonara

This is easy and delicious. My kids LOVE this dish.

Pasta Carbonara (adapted from Nordstrom Cookbook)

1 T. Kosher salt, plus salt to taste
1 pound of Pasta ( I use farfalle)
1/2 pound high-quality, thick-cut bacon, coarsely chopped
1 yellow onion chopped
1/2 pound button mushrooms, stems trimmed and sliced 1/4 inch thick (I have ommitted these no big deal)
2 cups heavy (whipping) cream
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
3/4 cup (3 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese, preferably parmigiano-reggiano
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 large egg yolks
Freshly ground black pepper

Cook your pasta (al dente)and while it's cooking
Sautee bacon, until most of the fat has been rendered and the bacon is crisp (6-8 minutes)
Drain all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat
Add the onion and mushrooms and cook stirring constantly until the onion is soft (about 4 minutes)
Add the cream, bring to a simmer, and cook until the sauce begins to thicken (about 4 minutes)
Add the blue cheese and half of the parmesan cheese and stir to combine
Add the peas, stir, and then remove from the heat.
Place egg yolks in the center of the sauce and stir in rapidly, not allowing the egg yolk to cook before combining with the sauce

Toss sauce with pasta and season with salt and pepper to taste...add remaining cheese to individual plates as garnish. 

This is seriously delicious. Enjoy!

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