This is almost the same as the simple carbonara recipe but instead of using bacon, we use salmon and we substituted the bacon fat with butter.
Butter 1 medium Shallot, chopped
Spaghetti Smoked Salmon, cut into strips Ikura/Cured Salmon roe 1 Egg a teaspoon Pepper pinch of salt
Cook Spaghetti per package directions but minus 1-2 minutes the usual cooking time.
In a pan, melt butter and saute shallots until translucent. Remove from heat and add smoked salmon (cook minimally and leave some for topping).
In a separate bowl, beat the egg, add pepper and salt.
Drain spaghetti and add to the butter, shallot, salmon in pan and on very low heat. Add egg mixture and stir immediately. Here, you can opt to add cooking cream or not. I prefer not to add it because of the egg which makes the pasta creamy already.
Remove the pan from stove and serve pasta on plates, top with remaining smoked salmon, salmon roe and parsley.
Nutrition Facts for Smoked Salmon
Smoked salmon is a "superfood" with multiple health benefits as a great source of protein, the antioxidant vitamin E, vitamin B-12 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats found in oily, meaty fish like salmon, as well as flax seed, walnuts, canola, and soy. These fatty acids are very beneficial for overall good health. Smoked salmon also has lower mercury content than other larger meaty fish such as swordfish and shark, making it a safer choice for fish rich in omega-3. Sometimes touted as a miracle food, smoked salmon isn't going to cure any diseases on its own however, there is evidence that including it in a balanced diet on a regular basis can help the body maintain good health.
Smoked salmon is lower in calories than many other meat, poultry and fish options. Because smoked salmon is rich and the flavor is strong, it is often sliced very thin and a smaller amount is often served. The protein is also a vital part of any weight-loss diet and exercise plan.
High Levels of B-12
B-12 is a vital nutrient found in fish, meat and dairy that helps make red blood cells. A deficiency of this nutrient can lead to anemia, fatigue, gastronomical problems, and in severe cases, nerve damage that can cause depression or even dementia. A serving of smoked salmon has one of the highest natural levels of B-12, making it a good choice for preventing B-12 deficiency.