Strawberry Carbonara

24 Jun, 2020 | À La Carte, Savoury touch | 6 comments

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You may not believe me, but what is following is true! Strawberries carbonara is a real Italian recipe. Italian people even call them “Spaghetti alle Fragole” with their cute singing accent. Before tomatoes were imported to Italy in the 16th century, pasta was sometimes served with strawberry sauce.

The recipe may seem odd to you, but I really advise you to try it. I found this original recipe from the Christophe Adam’s book called Fraise (strawberry) at Éditions de La Martinière.  The starred pastry chef, the creator of L’Éclair de Génie (whom 3 years ago, I had the opportunity to interview about his amazing French Eclairs), advises not to forget the pepper!! And he’s completely right, it’s essential if you want to feel all flavours of this recipe![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1590998900486{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;padding-right: 1px !important;border-left-color: #eeeeee !important;border-top-color: #eeeeee !important;border-bottom-color: #eeeeee !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1590116161687{padding-right: 13px !important;padding-left: 13px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image=”3912″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1592885660072{border-bottom-width: 1px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;border-bottom-color: #eeeeee !important;}”]

Strawberry Carbonara

Prep time: 10 minutes.

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  • 450 g of beautiful red strawberries
  • 200 g smoked bacon
  • 30 cl full cream
  • 320 g spaghetti
  • Black pepper from the mill

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  1. Quickly wash the strawberries, remove the stems, reserve 150 g for decoration.
  2. Put the rest in a saucepan, add the bacon and cream. Steam with the bacon over low heat for about 10 minutes, until the strawberries are softened.
  3. Strain through a fine sieve, collect all the bacon and put the strawberries back into the cream.
  4. Blend the cream and strawberries with a hand blender.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning (normally it should be quite salty because of the bacon), add a few turns of pepper mill and keep the sauce warm.
  6. Cook the spaghetti for the time indicated on the packet and drain them, then mix them with the sauce and the bacon.

Serve immediately! Bon appétit!

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  1. Angelina

    Your recipes are excellent, as beautiful as your photos. Please share it with us

    • Eléonore - A la carte d'Elé

      Hello Angelina!! Thanks for your comment, so happy to see that you love this recipe because it’s quite original;-) But it’s still interesting to take risks!
      Happy Saturday!

  2. Sophie

    Encore meilleure que la traditionnelle. Il fallait oser. Un pur bonheur !! Merci eleonore

    • Eléonore - A la carte d'Elé

      Coucou Sophie !! Merci à toi, je suis contente que tu aies tenté la recette !! J’adore les carbos de base, mais c’est toujours sympa de changer et faire des variantes! Merci au chef Christophe Adam pour le partage 😉 Belle journée et bon week-end !

  3. William

    When will your restaurant open?
    A delight your recipes. 😋

    • Eléonore - A la carte d'Elé

      Hello William!! Haha no, I love cooking but I’m not a Chef, my passion is more writing, connecting with people and photographies. However, I’m gonna organise food events soon. Maybe you can join us?


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