Thursday

SAUCY'S NAUGHTY CARBONARA

I will not apologize to the purists. This recipe will knock your socks off. It will expand your waist line if you eat it too often....so don't ! ( just eat it sometimes) !! It is so simple to make plus you can prepare some components in advance ( very good). Your dinner guests or that special someone you are wooing will think you have put them in deeeelicious food heaven. You will be pestered for the recipe and begged for a dinner invite the next time you make this dish. So purists....sorry. This is not true spaghetti carbonara. I know that. But this stuff, SAUCY'S NAUGHTY CARBONARA is still SOME GOOD!!

FIRST ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT: if you can get it....SUUUUU-PER BACON.  Or roasted bacon if you like the more conventional name. Just compare the regular bacon in the photo above to the beauty of the super bacon. ( Hey, if you cannot find the roasted stuff, regular bacon will work just dandy). OH Yes, yes, yes... Bacon Boy LOVES this dish.

Okey doakey. Here's what you need to serve 4 generously:

1. Get yourself  1 lb of suuuu-per bacon. Dice it in attractive chunks and saute till cooked. Scoop out of the pan with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towel . Keep 1/2 of bacon fat in the fry pan. Put the drained bacon in a little bowl. ( This entire step could be done earlier in the day)

2. Chop not too fine, 1 large sweet onion. Add 1 stick of butter to the bacon fat( in the fry pan) then saute the onion till cooked. Then add to the onion mixture 4 finely minced garlic cloves. Cook about another minute. Then put fat/onion/garlic mixture in another little-ass bowl . ( This step too could be done earlier in the day)

3. When its time to serve your masterpiece, cook up some spaghettini  according to your preference. Drain and return to cooking pot. Put pot on low to med heat. Careful of the heat so stuff doesn't burn.

4. Now pile in the goodies while mixing constantly with a pasta claw or wooden spoon. Add the bacon, the onion/fat/garlic mixture, 2 cups or more of grated high quality parmesan cheese, 2 -3 raw eggs AND LOTS of cream and or half and half until you get a gooey, rich, globby, cheesy, decadent mixture that looks vicious and tastes deadly. ( Not runny...just gloopy and sticky,but good gloopy and sticky...) Oh yeah,season with salt and coarse black pepper. Then put more cheese and some dried chillis on the table for people to play with. Oh yeah,some rocky gourmet salt too.

DARLIN's you will hate me for this and love me for this all at the same time. And sure, serve it with a simple green salad. But probably few will eat the salad....they will be way too busy making room for seconds...

Cheffie. Of Orange County. This is for you. SAUCY's NAUGHTY CAR-bone-ARA.

Hugs and hugs
SAUCY-girl

Friday

SHeeeeeeEEEEE's BACKKKKK !

It's true my friends. Extra! Extra! Read all about it. SAUCY and LOBSTERSANDWICH and the gang return. Sorry for the way-too-long break. Too much else got in the way. But we're back and we're cookin' and ready to tell a few tales (ooooh...do tell!)

Soon ,very soon a mouth watering, waist expanding, delectable, unconventional recipe. Unconventional because the purists won't like it. So what...your dinner guests will LUUUUUUV it. I'll tell you about all the ooohs and awwws and doggy bag requests . ( Doggy...did someone say "Doggie"....here TERRY...SIT...and you, dear reader, might like to click from the list below this post:"terry wants a sandwich" for more)

Especially, @chefrenee will like the name of the dish (I'm NOT tellin' yet).

More in a few days. Missed you guys SOOOOOOmuch. I came back just as soon as I could. Let's have some fun.

HUGS and more HUGS
SAUCY


Monday

LOBSTAH'S FIRST WINNAH

The deal was and is...."as soon as lobstersandwich reaches 50 followers on the BLOG, we will draw for a prize !" Well we did and we did. Our first winner is the lovely Annelle Williams of @annellini on TWITTER and http://aroundannellestable.blogspot.com  . CONGRATULATIONS, Annelle.

Her prize? A fantastic new cookbook written by Giuliano Hazan called " THIRTY MINUTE PASTA". Everyone at lobstersandwich has a copy, regularly cooks from it and loves, loves, LOVES Giuliano's recipes!

Check out Giuliano at  www.giulianohazan.com  or tweet his terrific wife Lael on TWITTER  @educatedpalate .

Thanks so much to Annelle, Lael and Giuliano !

Remember all you wonderful and loyal lobstersandwich blog readers and members, going forward, each time we add another 25 followers to the BLOG we will have another draw for a new surprise prize. Each draw will include ALL followers listed on the blog.

Oh. Did you hear, did you hear? On TWITTER on the weekend we just passed the 1000 mark for Twitter followers. Wow-wee. We are smilin' big time. If we could move all those followers to the blog ,we'd be giving out prizes left, right and center!

Also a reminder : that signing up as a blog follower does NOT obligate you to do anything else.For instance, if you want to receive emails automatically when we update our posts you will need to enter your email address on our feedburner link. Follower links and feedburner links are on the right hand side of the blog under the SAUCY LIST.
( All Blog followers will have their blogs or sites automatically listed on the SAUCY LIST of favorite blogs)

COMING SOON. A post and recipe from a Saturday dinner party for 10. But I cooked enough for 20. The recipe.... Saucy's sexy, serious, satisfying, calorie-laden( so what, eat-small-portions- if- you- can), irreverent ( but not irrelevant), readapted....CARBONARA. Someone called it "heart attack on-a-plate " ...but then they quickly went back for seconds...

Let me just say that my recipe should and will NEVER be confused with the delicious and classical version of  Spaghetti Carbonara . A wonderful recipe for that dish appears on page 131 of Giuliano's book.

So stay tuned for the deets on SAUCY and her guests as they munch and slurp on something that tastes sommmmme good. And by the way...the secret ?...is.."SUPERBACON".... ( say that word very quickly, with certainty)

MORE SOON.

Hugs and hugs
SAUCY