Creamy ricotta makes this sauce fantabulous! Ricotta Carbonara with Scallops will change the way you think about carbonara pasta.
I was uninspired to do a scallop salad this week. And when I was looking on Pinterest, there are all these scallop and pasta recipes….#nomnomnom. Initially, I was going to make a ricotta cream sauce for the pasta, but I changed my mind at the last minute. I went for a ricotta carbonara sauce. O.M.G.YUM!
The creaminess of the ricotta with the salty Parmesan cheese in the rich egg based sauce. WOW oh WOW! This truly is delicious. I had no idea when I threw all these ingredients into the measuring cup I was using as a mixing “bowl” that this would be so tasty!!
*insert small rant*
Okay. I know I’ve vented about the use of cell phones while driving, but seriously. If you have your kids in the vehicle with you, please just stop and think of the example you’re setting for your offspring as you sit there and text while driving? Seriously. Please…. PLEASE just put it down!!
We were behind not one, but TWO people who weren’t paying attention while driving and sat at the green light for a while before realizing it had changed. Both of them had their heads down paying attention to something OTHER than the road. Please. For the love of all that is holy…
JUST PUT IT DOWN!! It’s not that important to risk you life, your child’s life, other people’s lives. PUT.IT.DOWN!
I could probably go on and on about what I see on our drive home or around town. It’s really scary.
Now, back to the deliciousness that is this dish. I kept a 1/2 cup of the pasta water at the bottom of the pot when draining the pasta. Yes, that means I left some of the pasta in the pot. It’s okay because the intent is to make a “sauce” with the pasta, water, and egg mixture.
If you’ve never played around the pasta water, you should. The starch can really make a sauce perfect to stick to your pasta. I add a little to bolognese, this sauce, mac and cheese sometimes. If I’m making a cream sauce, it does make it creamier and have more body than just the cream alone. You really should try it sometimes. It’s a great technique.
I’m becoming more and more obsessed with carbonara sauce. It’s so simple and yet so VERY tasty!! This pasta, the scallops and some bread and you have a perfect meal. Not too filling, not too much, but OH SO VERY TASTY!!