Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tuna Spaghetti Carbonara

So, with absolutely no blogging experience whatsoever, here I am, attempting my first entry. Before we begin, I think formal introductions are in order. Please meet Pinky (right) and the Brain (left).

One of us does most of the preparation and cooking while the other focuses on more important matters like cooking procedures, ingredients and total world domination.

Also, please meet Tom, Little Dick and Harry. Without them, we're pretty much dysfunctional.

It was a Friday and we had neither meat nor vegetables left in the fridge. Notwithstanding that, we still needed our meal before we could go about with our dastardly plans of conquering the world. You can never work on an empty stomach. I decided that Tuna Spaghetti Carbonara was what we needed.

This simple dish just needed some eggs, parmesan cheese, sliced onions, diced garlic, tuna and spaghetti. Nothing spectacular and I'm pretty sure you can find similar recipes elsewhere.

  1. Bring water to boil. Add lots of salt (it's supposed to increase the water boiling point and therefore ensure that the spaghetti doesn't become sticky; google said so).
  2. Chuck in spaghetti and cook until al dente. Drain water but save some for later.
The Tuna, The Pan and The Sauces
  1. Fry the onion and garlic until browned and then add in tuna. Fry for about 4-5 mins.
  2. Beat the eggs (about two per person) and add parmesan cheese into it.
  3. Put drained spaghetti into pan and mix everything up well. Add the saved spaghetti water to make it a little moist.
  4. Pour in the egg and parmesan cheese mix and stir thoroughly at a low heat. When done right, the egg shouldn't turn chunky. I've yet to get it right.
  5. Add salt, pepper and mixed herb to flavour.

Tada! Dinner is served. Unfortunately, it wasn't as creamy as I hoped it to be. You could additionally add some cream to the egg and parmesan mix to get that creamy texture. Will try that out in the future.

Please excuse me for the lack of photos. You've got to have a certain amount of respect for the other chefs here as they are able to dice, chop, fry and snap photos at the same time. I couldn't even do that even with Pinky and Little Dick's help.

Anyway, with dinner and this entry done, I'm off to enslave the human race. Who's with me??


At June 26, 2007 6:31 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

nice one vik! :) Welkum to the brog!!

At June 26, 2007 6:35 pm, Blogger BengChuan said...

Good stuff !!

If pinky and brain were on the table, which "hand" was taking the photo?


At June 27, 2007 6:09 am, Blogger orange_milk said...

I know exactly what you mean! Your hands get oily + sticky and wet from marinating, frying and washing - how DID they manage to snap so many pics @ the same time! Bravo!

At June 27, 2007 9:04 am, Blogger team BSG said...

v ! us ! make us your official tasters then yr team is complete...

At June 27, 2007 10:44 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

hey! Both hands look kinda different! You either fell asleep with oni one hand in the sun, or you have someone else there with you (standing awfully close).

At June 28, 2007 1:01 am, Blogger BengChuan said...

orange_milk: sometimes I have a helper(my housemate) to take it for me :)

Team bsg: yeah.. when we have a food competition ..then you all can be the judge :)

Viktor might have a helper to snap the photo too ..

At June 28, 2007 5:16 am, Blogger wallakazoo said...

You finally caught on. Hehe. Pinky is actually me housemate who helps out in the kitchen.

At July 03, 2007 7:07 am, Anonymous Kumaran said...

And I thought Little Dicky took the pictures :D Great to see some contributions from Down Under

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