Smoked Mackerel Carbonara

On 18th January 2016, This was Dinner…

I love a simple carbonara and when I spied this Jamie Oliver dish I thought it would make a nice alternative to bacon.

I’d forgotten to pick up a courgette but to be honest, it didn’t miss it.

Get set…

  • Finely slice an onion
  • Chop a few rosemary leaves
  • Tear up the mackerel into bite sized pieces discarding the skin
  • Whisk up a couple of eggs
  • Grate some parmesan
  • Get pasta, single cream, olive oil & seasoning ready

Throw it together…

Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water according to the instructions.

Heat some oil in a pan and add the onion, cook until starting to soften. Add the rosemary and cook for a few more minutes.

Add the mackerel. Stir well.

Whilst this cooks, mix the eggs with the cream, cheese and some seasoning.

Drain the pasta, keeping a little of the water back if required. Add to the mackerel and pour in the egg mixture. Stir well, the heat of everything will cook the egg through.

You can add some pasta water if required, I didn’t need it.

Dish it up…

Serve with an extra sprinkle of parmesan if you like your food extra cheesy.


Just a quick note: According to Wikipedia a carbonara is a dish consisting of eggs (check!), cheese (check!), black pepper (check!) and bacon (Hmm?) so not strictly a carbonara is it Jamie?

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