Karina’s Low Gi and Low Fat Spaghetti Carbonara!
– 200 g gluten-free pasta (Spaghetti)
– 30 g low-fat tasty cheese, grated
– 1 – 1.5 cups of light milk (depending upon how much sauce you like)
– 6 rashers of bacon, all the fat removed, sliced thickly
– 200 g chicken breast, fat and skin removed, cubed small
– 1 large pinch of white pepper
– 20 g olive oil spread
– 20 g wholemeal flour
– Fresh rocket to serve
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
Cook your pasta as per the packet directions, strain, then set aside with the lid on.
Make your low-fat carbonara sauce. On medium heat, melt your olive oil spread in a medium sized pan, then add your wholemeal flour. Stir together constantly with a wooden spoon, until a ball forms. Once this little ball forms (after 1 minute of constant stirring), then you will need to grab your whisk. Add your milk to the mixture, one little pour at a time, then whisk constantly until all the milk has been incorporated and the sauce has thickened. At this stage, it is entirely up to you whether you like a lot of sauce with your carbonara, or a light coating. If you prefer a light coating on your spaghetti carbonara, then only use one cup of light milk. If you prefer more sauce, then you will need to add one and a half cups of light milk. Once your sauce has thickened, then you will need to add all your low-fat cheese, using the whisk to incorporate all the low-fat cheese into the sauce, then add a large pinch of white pepper. Whisk well until the pepper has been incorporated. Turn the heat to ‘off’.
Using a separate frying pan, turn the heat to a medium heat, then add your 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once your olive oil has warmed through, add your bacon and chicken pieces to the pan, then fry on both sides, until slightly caramelised and fully cooked. Turn the heat to ‘off’.
Compiling the Beauty:
Add your cooked chicken and bacon pieces to your low-fat carbonara sauce, then stir well to combine. Stir your cooked pasta in with your low-fat carbonara sauce, chicken and bacon, then serve on a plate. Top with fresh rocket!
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