Saturday, 26 February 2011

Lemon Carbonara

This Lemon Carbonara is an interesting variation on the original that packs a full of flavour punch. The recipe is one I found on Beth’s blog at “Jam and Clotted Cream”, a fellow blogger with a blog full of yummy recipes and certainly worth a visit.

This is a light refreshing, quick and easy dish which hubby enjoyed even though it is meat free. It is a recipe that will feature regularly in my kitchen, with the bonus of it being a low in fat and satisfying meal.

Lemon Carbonara

Serves 2
Ingredients
150g spaghetti
1 egg
2 tbsp low-fat Fromage frais or Creme Fraiche
Zest of 1 lemon
Handful of grated Parmesan
Small handful of chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and add the spaghetti - cook according to packet instructions.
Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the egg, lemon zest, low fat fromage frais or creme fraiche and Parmesan and season.
When the spaghetti is cooked, drain and return to pan then quickly toss through the lemon sauce. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve with extra Parmesan.

14 comments:

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Looks good.
I really should be collecting more low-fat recipes like this!
It maybe low-fat, but I bet it's full of flavour!

Gloria said...

I love this dish María ,look amazing, huggs gloria

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love seeing pasta dishes that a low fat! What a bonus.

Chele said...

Mmmm, sounds lovely. Will need to give this one a try ;0)

MaryBeth said...

sounds supper delish...

Brownieville Girl said...

A low fat carbonara - happy days!!!!

Petit Filoux said...

Monday morning, 10am and I want this now. I love pasta and this dish looks scrumptious!

Hunter Accounts said...

WoW! super love it. . looks so delicious. . =)

Kelly-Jane said...

Yum, looks good :)

Outlook Exchange said...

That seems to be yummy! Am drooling over it :)

Merut said...

Any dish that a man can eat without missing his meat is a winner in my book. And I love lemon, especially on pasta. Thanks for sharing! It looks delicious.

Nicisme said...

The simple dishes are quite often the best, and this looks delicious too.

Choclette said...

That sounds really delicious and zingy - will certainly be trying this one out.

The Caked Crusader said...

Yay! You're back!