Smoked Salmon Carbonara

Yet another one from BBC Good Food, we just wanted something that was quick to cook with little fuss.

What we ended up with was a very rich meal of double cream, pungent with garlic and smoked salmon. While good as a speedy weeknight meal, we felt that this could have tasted fresher: a return to this meal might see us substitute the smoked salmon with fresh, and maybe add lemon juice and zest. The chives were somewhat lost in all the fishy, garlicky taste, but parsley may work.

In the comments section of the website some user have mentioned adding broccoli or frozen peas to the boiling pasta. While we used wholemeal pasta, we couldn’t completely erase the guilt of this vegetable-less meal, and green leaf salad could be a good addition.