Date Night Oomite Carbonara

Where are my carbonara lovers at? I know you're out there and I know you're ready for a twist on this lusciously creamy classic. Enter: Oomite. It's an all-natural savoury spread, packed with flavour and premium ingredients - and absolutely nothing artificial. No colours, numbers, flavours, thickeners, fillers or funky stuff. Move over, Vegemite. This is the stuff my dreams and your future is made of; it's capital L-O-V-E on all levels. 

This creamy Oomite Carbonara is made the traditional way, yes. But it's the addition of Oomite bacon, and melting Oomite into the umami-packed sauce that makes this Date Night Carbonara lusciously creamy, and kicks the classic carbonara up a notch. The end result? Silky smooth spaghetti coated in just the right amount of luxurious, umami-packed buttery, creamy Oomite carbonara sauce, speckled with sea salt flakes and cracked pepper. Bring it on. Upon serving on Date Night, don't be surprised if you find yourself just sitting there looking at your plate (not your date) of Oomite Carbonara and feeling utterly mesmerised, as it shimmers in the candlelight.

 

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The Oomite Story

The seed for Oomite was planted back in 2017, when my friend Katie Graham and Magdalena Roze both had the idea of making a 100% natural mitey spread packed with real ingredients and amazing flavour, and they both told Darren (Mag’s chef partner Darren Robertson) about it. They didn’t know each other then, so Daz connected them together and they decided to collaborate!

After almost two years of recipe testing (it's not that easy to make an all-natural, umami-packed, thick spread!), and many many loaves of sourdough and cultured butter, they made something they found delicious and addictive. Using premium, real ingredients was a given, but it was equally important for the talented ladies to get that mitey flavour. To be sure, they began testing it on chef mates, and when they began begging Katie and Mag's for more, they knew that it’s time to hit go! Hello Oomite! 

Their batches are small and hand-filled, and one of their ingredients is a very slow-fermented organic miso. Thankfully, Oomite is now available thanks to a partnership with Pepe Saya - their first retail product! Imagine the perfect amount of umami and tasty Oomite marbled through Pepe Saya butter - it's a match made in heaven. And finally we can all enjoy Oomite at home! I recently picked up some of their Oomite x Pepe Saya butter and needless to say, I knew I wanted to create something special. Say hello to my Date Night Oomite Carbonara.

 

Date Night Oomite Carbonara

 

 

Why you will love this recipe

  • It's a pasta recipe - who doesn't love pasta!
  • It's so easy to make and I classify this as a "Pantry Pasta" meaning you will most likely have all the ingredients in your pantry and fridge already. 
  • Adding the Oomite takes it to a whole other level of amazingness. Like, for real. You will never look at the class Carbonara the same way ever again.
  • A traditional carbonara uses guanciale or pancetta, but I have specifically used bacon in this recipe as it's easy to access at the supermarket, I think bacon is super delicious, and it's inexpensive. 
  • This is the ultimate pasta to make for your next Date Night. You don't need to be a professional chef to make my Oomite Carbonara, hurrah! Why? Because it's the perfect recipe for all home cooks and there are no special chef-like skills involved.  
  • Grab your Oomite x Pepe Saya butter online here. Shipping is a bit higher than usual, but that's because it involves the potage of a perishable item. Your Oomite butter comes in a specially insulated box with dry ice. Trust me, it's worth it. You can also grab your Oomite butter from these Byron Bay retailers. Please come to the Sunshine Coast! And everywhere else Pepe Saya is stocked, pretty please?

 

I hope I have inspired you to make this creamy and luscious Date Night Oomite Carbonara - I promise you won't regret it! If you love my recipe (fingers crossed), I would love you to leave a 5 star rating below. And did you know? You can also stay in touch with me by following along on Instagram and Pinterest.

 

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