Longganisa Carbonara: A Filipino take on the classic pasta dish

The longganisa meat outside of the casing and in the middle of crisping up.
The longganisa meat outside of the casing and in the middle of crisping up.

The carbonara, for me, has to be one of the easiest pastas that you can make. There is minimal prep work needed and the only cooking you would really have to do would be for the bacon (or some nice jamon serrano or prosciutto) and the noodles. I wanted to change it up a bit by giving it a filipino twist by using Tuguegarao longganisa as the main meat.

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Anchovy Pasta: A quick, healthy pasta that you can cook up in 20 minutes

Anchovies, basil, cherry tomatoes
Anchovies, basil, cherry tomatoes

My last few dishes haven’t really been the healthiest dishes that you can get. For this Sunday’s family dinner, I decided to go with a brighter, fresher pasta that would still have a lot of bold flavours. My first option was an anchovy and arugula pasta, something that I have done before while I was still in Singapore. Upon checking in the supermarket, arugula was out so I had to check for substitutes that could still work well with the saltiness of the anchovies. I finally decided on an anchovy, cherry tomato, and basil pasta! Read more to check the recipe out.

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