Rusty’s Fresh Corn Carbonara

I stole this from a Facebook friend.  Fresh Corn Carbonara. It is on my to-do list just as soon as I can get some fresh corn and fresh basil.

12 ounces spaghetti or linguine
Kosher salt
6 slices thick-cut bacon (about 6 ounces), cut into 1/4 “strips
4 ears of corn, kernels cut off (about 3 cups), cobs reserved
1/2 cup heavy cream
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (about 2 ounces), plus more to serve
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped, divided.

Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain.

Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain (reserve fat). Scrape excess milk from corn cobs into a blender by Firmly running the back of a chef’s knife down the sides. Add cream, half of the corn kernels, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and 2 Tbsp.reserved bacon fat. Purée until a smooth sauce forms.

Toss hot pasta with corn sauce, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and half each of the remaining corn kernels, bacon, and basil in a large bowl.

Divide pasta among bowls and top with remaining corn kernels, bacon, and basil. Season with pepper and top with Parmesan.


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One Response to Rusty’s Fresh Corn Carbonara

  1. Pilgrim33 says:

    Seems delightful and quite original.

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