And so I received a huge pack of pearl barley or known to others as Jacob’s Tears from my broker/ friend, Mitch over Christmas.
My children asked me to stay clear from the usual Spaghetti or Pansit Sotanghon or my favorite all time Creamy Tuna Pasta. I asked what they wanted and one asked for Carbonara. It took awhile to find the easy to follow Carbonara recipe and I decided to try Jamie Oliver’s Classic Carbonara recipe.
It’s been awhile since I had aligue (read: crab fat). The last time I believe was more than 10 years ago at this Pinoy restaurant at the Shangri-La Mall. I also had a friend back in the days who would eat her freshly cooked white rice with a teaspoon of aligue (straight from the bottle) then finish it off with a squeeze of lemon.