Twist, turns, and debacle!
So you walk into a grocery store with your grocery list in mind, four simple items, and somehow you end up with something completely different. I planned to make Fettuccine Carbonara with Shrimp, but somehow that turned into Turkey Pastrami Penne Carbonara without shrimp. Mainly due to a lack of readily available Fettuccine noodles, and not sourcing Pancetta before hand. Also, I am sort of like a kid when it comes to grocery shopping, I see stuff, and it’s like James Woods from Family Guy when Brian and Stewie trap him with candy: “Ooo, piece of candy, ooo piece of candy…” “Oooo turkey pastrami,” I exclaim very loudly in my mind, and everything just became a free-for-all at that point. I did not feel like going to another store to get fettuccine, was not particularly interested in going to Trader Joe’s to get Pancetta, and bacon would have made a great substitute, but I came across the Turkey Pastrami before I made it to the area where bacon was located. My Ragú® New Tra-Dish became a true culinary experience with twist and turns.
As if the Turkey Pastrami was not enough of a turn in this recipe, I decide to try one of the great tasting Ragú® white sauces, Ragú® Classic Alfredo, instead of heavy cream. Ragú® has the Authentic Italian taste American families love and a variety of great tasting, quick and easy to make family favorite recipes at their website. The hearty, rich and creamy cheese flavor of Ragú® intensifies the Parmesan cheese/Egg mixture and yields a unique profile that heavy cream alone would not have. The mildly salty-peppery taste of the pastrami adds an interesting twist. It is distinctly different from what you would expect from bacon, but just as good. As the onion reduces in the fat of the pastrami meat, it gives a sweet and glorious caramelized texture to the otherwise crispy pastrami crumble. The flavors of this dish join in a magnificent embrace together, and gives a friendly and familiar profile with a charismatic savor of Romanian and Italy.
- 1lb Penne Pasta
- 1 Cup Green Peas
- 1 Chopped White Onion
- Turkey Pastrami, chopped into bits
- 1 jar Ragu® Cheesy Classic Alfredo Sauce
- 4 eggs
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Bring a medium pot of lightly salted and oiled water to a boil. Add Penne and cook for 8 to 10 mintues or until al dente; drain.
- Fry Turkey Pastrami over medium heat until crispy, remove and drain on paper towel. Cut into bits.
- Sauteed Onions, and add Turkey Pastrami
- Beat the eggs, cheese and Ragu® Cheesy Classic Alfredo Sauce in a bowl, then add Turkey Pastrami. Pour over the pasta in the pan and toss.
- Season to taste with cracked black pepper, and serve.
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