Inspired by Zebstrika

Zebstrika Carbonara

This tasty mushroom carbonara uses black and white striped Farfalle pasta to show off the colours of the electric Pokemon, Zebrstrika.
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

30 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Zebstrika Carbonara

Zebstrika is a zebra-like Pokémon. Its coat is black with white, jagged stripes all over its body. There is one pointed stripe extending from its nose, two elaborate stripes on its neck and chest, one zigzag stripe each on its jaws, back, and hindquarters, one triangular stripe on each of its thighs, and two stripes banding each of its legs. Its ears are triangular with blue insides, while its eyes are blue with yellow sclerae and white eyelashes. Its nose is black, and its hooves are gray. A white, spiked mane runs the length of its body, beginning with two horn-like extensions on its forehead and running down its back to end in a long tail with a starburst-shaped tip. This irritable Pokémon fires lightning bolts from its mane when angry. Zebstrika can move as quickly as lightning, releasing thunderclaps at full gallop.

Ingredients

2 tbsp Olive Oil
200g Mixed Mushrroms (torn into pieces)
2 Shallots (finely chopped)
4 Bacon Rashers (finely chopped)
200g Black and White Striped Farfalle
200ml Double Cream
2 tsp Parsley (chopped)
0.5 Lemon (juiced and zested)
1 tbsp Butter
20g Parmesan (grated, plus extra for serving)
Salt
Pepper

I had a leftover pack of black and white striped Farfalle pasta that needed using up, so I whipped up a carbonara to keep to the same colours. The pasta wasn’t terribly hard to find in the UK, but if you’re having trouble, you could always buy some squid ink spaghetti or linguine and mix it together with normal spaghetti or linguine pasta to recreate that stripy design.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally until cooked. Drain but reserve approx. 150ml of cooking water for the sauce.
Step 2
In another saucepan, heat the olive oil until hot. Add the finely chopped shallots and bacon bits. Cook until the shallots are translucent and the bacon is cooked through then add the torn mushrooms.
Step 3
Add the cream, reserved pasta water and pasta to the pan and bring to a simmer. Constantly toss until the liquid has thickened.
Step 4
Remove from heat then add the lemon zest, juice, parsley, butter and parmesan. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper. Serve in bowls and top with extra parmesan.

Zebstrika Carbonara

This tasty mushroom carbonara uses black and white striped Farfalle pasta to show off the colours of the electric Pokemon, Zebrstrika.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Tongs
  • Grater
  • Juicer
  • Colander

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 200 g Mixed Mushrroms torn into pieces
  • 2 Shallots finely chopped
  • 4 Bacon Rashers finely chopped
  • 200 g Black and White Striped Farfalle
  • 200 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tsp Parsley chopped
  • 0.5 Lemon juiced and zested
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 20 g Parmesan grated, plus extra for serving
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally until cooked. Drain but reserve approx. 150ml of cooking water for the sauce.
  • In another saucepan, heat the olive oil until hot. Add the finely chopped shallots and bacon bits. Cook until the shallots are translucent and the bacon is cooked through then add the torn mushrooms.
  • Add the cream, reserved pasta water and pasta to the pan and bring to a simmer. Constantly toss until the liquid has thickened.
  • Remove from heat then add the lemon zest, juice, parsley, butter and parmesan. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper. Serve in bowls and top with extra parmesan.
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