Smoked salmon carbonara

Smoked salmon carbonara

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

If you've got leftover smoked salmon trimmings, use them up in this creamy, indulgent pasta dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
961
protein
41g
carbs
76g
fat
57g
saturates
29g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
3.39g

Ingredients

  • 200g quick-cook spaghetti
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • 120g pack smoked salmon trimmings
  • ½ small bunch chives, snipped

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Method

  1. Cook the spaghetti. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pan, add the garlic and gently sizzle for 1 min. Remove from the heat.
  2. Lightly beat the cream, eggs, softened garlic and half the Parmesan in a bowl. Stir in the smoked salmon trimmings.
  3. Drain the pasta well and return to the pan. Add the salmon mixture and the chives, then toss well so the heat from the pasta lightly thickens the sauce. Serve scattered with the remaining Parmesan and plenty of black pepper.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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jule955's picture
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Lovely, but I thought it needed a bit more salmon.

lizleicester's picture

Such a simple way to do pasta. I used multicoloured Christmas shapes pasta (!) so it didn't look too bland and it tasted delicious.

annak19's picture

Lovely, I prefer this carbonara to the original. Serve with plenty garlic bread to mop up the sauce. Mmm :)

goonerdon1886's picture

Cooked it for my lot (4 kids). They absolutely loved it!!!

andruth's picture

Every time I make this I'm surprised just how yummy it is despite being so simple. And it's even more surprising given that I replace the cream with lite sour cream and leave out the cheese. I still think it tastes great and it's much less fat.

lizaloughman's picture
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Very good simple meal for two, but very very rich! Next time Ii might try yoghurt, sour cream or even just 1/4 or 1/2 less cream. It would also be lovely with a green veg tossed through, e.g., baby spinach or rocket. Yum!

johnbyz4's picture

This is a fab recipe, and really fast to prepare/cook. I of course changed it a tiny bit - two cloves of garlic, added the peas too, and pepper. However I used coft cheese instead of cream and PecoriniRomano instead of Parmesan as it is slightly cheaper and more genuine southern Italian hard cheese used for pasta (apparently). Really tasty and really quick - like 10mins start to eating. Just fab!

darrenbell284's picture
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Nice, quick and easy meal. Added peas as per suggestions and they worked well. It's missing a little bit of oomph for me, to take it to a five star meal - I've had a similar recipe with some wasabi paste which was stunning, hence the four stars.

thecherub's picture
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This was very tasty, very easy and quick to do. Also very filling! Yum!

dalvinder's picture
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Gorgeous and easy but added less cream than stated.

pearlhoque's picture
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Really easy and quick, q naughty though with all the cream & cheese... Added some broccoli to the pasta whilst it boiled to ease my guilt!

joanneg1979's picture
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Perfect! Really quick and surprisingly easy. I also added the peas (at Joanne's suggestion) and some broad beans to use them up! It was delicious!

janerichardson's picture
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Lovely! Quick and easy supper. I was also using up leftover smoked salmon, I used creme fraiche and also added a handful of frozen peas (chucked in with the boiling pasta towards the end of cooking) to give colour (my chives being under 6" of snow) at Joanne's suggestion

joanne_nl's picture
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Fantastic! I needed a quick meal from what we had in the fridge and this fit the bill and it was quick and very tasty. For a little colour and nutrition I think I will add some peas next time.

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