Weasley Carbonara

For a family of ginger hair, this butternut squash and chorizo carbonara brings the orange out of the Weasleys.

Servings

2

Ready In:

55 mins

Good For:

Dinner

Inspiration from

Arthur Weasley

Arthur Weasley was an English pure-blood wizard in the employ of the Ministry of Magic, as well as a member of the second Order of the Phoenix. He was a staunch believer in the equality of all magical and Muggle folk and was the head of the Weasley family.

He and his wife, Molly, had seven children: sons Bill, Charlie, Percy, twins Fred and George, and Ron, as well as their daughter Ginny. Arthur began working for the Ministry, in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office until 1996 when he was promoted to head of the Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects.

After the war, he saw his family expand even further with the addition of twelve grandchildren, through the marriage of many of his surviving children and returned as the Head of the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office.

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Ingredients

300g Butternut Squash (peeled, deseeded and diced)
1 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
1 tsp Fennel Seeds (crushed)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Double Cream
130g Chorizo (diced)
200g Spaghetti
2 Eggs
60g Parmesan (finely grated, plus extra to serve)
Parsley (chopped)

Arthur Weasley leads a family strong, all with ginger hair. I’ve used butternut squash and chorizo through strands of spaghetti to recreate the colours of their hair.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the squash, garlic, fennel and half the oil on a roasting tray. Toss, season then roast for 30 mins. Peel the garlic cloves, then in a food processor whizz to a purée with the cream and half the squash.

Step 2

Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and cook the chorizo over a medium-high heat for 5 mins, until crisp. Set aside.

Step 3 

Cook the pasta in a pan of salted boiling water for 10 mins. Drain, reserving 100ml water, and return to the pan.

Step 4

Whisk the Parmesan and eggs together, then pour over the pasta with the purée and reserved water. Stir for 2-3 mins over a low heat until thick. Stir in the chorizo and parsley. Serve with the reserved squash and Parmesan.

Weasley Carbonara

For a family of ginger hair, this butternut squash and chorizo carbonara brings the orange out of the Weasleys.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 519kcal
Cost: 3.02

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 300 g Butternut Squash peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 1 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds crushed
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Double Cream
  • 130 g Chorizo diced
  • 200 g Spaghetti
  • 2 Eggs
  • 60 g Parmesan finely grated, plus extra to serve
  • Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°Put the squash, garlic, fennel and half the oil on a roasting tray. Toss, season then roast for 30 mins. Peel the garlic cloves, then in a food processor whizz to a purée with the cream and half the squash.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and cook the chorizo over a medium-high heat for 5 mins, until crisp. Set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in a pan of salted boiling water for 10 mins. Drain, reserving 100ml water, and return to the pan.
  • Whisk the Parmesan and eggs together, then pour over the pasta with the purée and reserved water. Stir for 2-3 mins over a low heat until thick. Stir in the chorizo and parsley. Serve with the reserved squash and Parmesan.

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