Smoked salmon carbonara with fried egg and asparagus

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Smoked salmon carbonara with fried egg and asparagus recipe is a real mid-week winner - ideal if you're in a hurry and just want to get dinner on the table. This tasty meal combines smoked salmon, eggs, asparagus and pasta to create a filling dish that's ready in only 15 minutes - serve with crusty garlic bread on the side. This recipe serves 2 people and is such a creamy, delicious choice for any day of the week. This recipe uses smoked salmon but you can use salmon fillet instead of a subtle flavour. Serve a portion of this pasta with a side salad if you're trying to be healthy. Dust with Parmesan or grated Cheddar cheese before serving.


  • 3 eggs
  • 100ml cream
  • 2tbsp white wine
  • 225g spaghetti
  • 75g halved asparagus tips
  • 75g smoked salmon
  • 25g Parmesan cheese

For a vegetarian version, leave the bacon out. Check the instructions for cooking the spaghetti as some quick-cook varieties are done in just 3-5 minutes


  1. Whisk together 1 egg, 100ml cream and 2tbsp white wine with plenty of ground black pepper.
  2. Fill a frying pan with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Gently crack in 2 eggs and poach for 3 mins. Remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, cook 225g spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Add 75g halved asparagus tips for the last 3-4 minutes, then drain and return to the pan.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the pasta with 75g smoked salmon strips and 25g grated Parmesan. Mix well, then divide between 2 plates.
  5. Gently remove the eggs from the water and place on top of the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan, season with more black pepper, then serve.

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Very quick and easy, mine was a bit salty so would not salt pasta and asparagus next time. Used fat free yoghurt instead of cream, worked well.

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