Dev Shah is a man who cares a great deal about food - so much so that he spends the better part of his afternoons scouring the internet for the very best taco truck. With season 2 delving even further into a culinary storyline, it only seemed appropriate to welcome back Master of None with Dev's victory over pasta carbonara.

 

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting)

  • 7 ounces semolina flour

  • 6 large eggs, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/2 pound guanciale (or pancetta/bacon)

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup grated parmesan (plus more for sprinkling)

  • Freshly ground pepper

Method

Makes 4 servings (plus leftover homemade pasta)

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flours.  Create a well in the center of the flours, and crack 4 of the eggs inside.  Using a fork, beat the eggs together with the salt, gradually adding more and more flour, until a thick slurry is formed.  Begin kneading flour into the mixture with your hands, until a shaggy dough forms - turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth and not tacky.  Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. NOTE: If you’re using a pasta extruder like in the video, you want a particularly dry dough - slightly rough to the touch (it will be kneaded further by the hopper).  Add more flour as necessary.
  2. Using a pasta extruder, feed golfball-sized pieces of dough into the hopper with the stand mixer on high speed.  Toss the pasta with flour before arranging into nests on a floured baking sheet, covering with plastic wrap, and refrigerating until ready to use (pasta freezes very well also).
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil.  In a large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium flame.  Cut the guanciale into lardons, and fry in the vegetable oil until crisp.  As the guanciale finishes cooking, add the pasta to the boiling water and boil for 2-3 minutes, or until al dente.  Add the minced garlic to the guanciale, and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Using tongs, remove the pasta from the pot, and place in the hot skillet (make sure you don’t drain the pasta too well, you want about 1/4 cup of pasta water to end up in the skillet).  Remove the pan from the heat and toss the spaghetti with the guanciale.  Whisk together the two remaining eggs and, stirring constantly, add to the hot pasta, and stir until thickened.  Toss with 1 cup of parmesan, season with pepper (and salt if necessary), and plate, topping with freshly grated parmesan.

VEGETARIAN VERSION

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting)

  • 7 ounces semolina flour

  • 6 large eggs, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 6 large shiitake mushrooms, brushed clean, chopped

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup grated rennet-free parmesan (plus more for sprinkling)

  • 1/2 cup smoked provolone

  • Freshly ground pepper

Method

Makes 4 servings (plus leftover homemade pasta)

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flours.  Create a well in the center of the flours, and crack 4 of the eggs inside.  Using a fork, beat the eggs together with the salt, gradually adding more and more flour, until a thick slurry is formed.  Begin kneading flour into the mixture with your hands, until a shaggy dough forms - turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth and not tacky.  Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. NOTE: If you’re using a pasta extruder like in the video, you want a particularly dry dough - slightly rough to the touch (it will be kneaded further by the hopper).  Add more flour as necessary.
  2. Using a pasta extruder, feed golfball-sized pieces of dough into the hopper with the stand mixer on high speed.  Toss the pasta with flour before arranging into nests on a floured baking sheet, covering with plastic wrap, and refrigerating until ready to use (pasta freezes very well also).
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil.  In a large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium flame.  Sauté the shiitake mushrooms until golden - as the mushrooms finish cooking, add the pasta to the boiling water and boil for 2-3 minutes, or until al dente.  Add the minced garlic to the mushrooms, and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Using tongs, remove the pasta from the pot, and place in the hot skillet (make sure you don’t drain the pasta too well, you want about 1/4 cup of pasta water to end up in the skillet).  Remove the pan from the heat and toss the spaghetti with the mushrooms.  Whisk together the two remaining eggs and, stirring constantly, add to the hot pasta, and stir until thickened.  Toss with cheeses, season with pepper (and salt if necessary), and plate, topping with freshly grated parmesan.

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