Pasta Carbonara is a staple of the Italian cuisine and among the most famous and recognizable pasta dishes in the world. Although delicious, its use of bacon, or better yet ‘pancetta’, makes it unsuitable for those who can't eat pork or anyone who has stricter diet requirements.
One of the joys of cooking is to give a different spin to classic dishes, so today we will show you how to make a delicious carbonara that uses salmon as a substitute for bacon.
The salmon, when crisped to perfection, will have a similar consistency to crispy bacon, especially if diced into small cubes but it will give the dish a remarkable different flavour.
Even if the classic pasta carbonara is made only with egg yolks, we have decided to include some egg whites as well. By doing so, not only the sauce is creamier, but you also get more healthy proteins.
Do not be surprised if by the end of this experiment, you will actually prefer this version to the classic, as it is super yummy and much healthier!