Smoky Salmon Carbonara #RecipeMakeover #Giveaway #AD

Disclaimer: I received a sample kit from Smokin O’s to try and review. I received no further compensation. All opinions are my own.

Smoky Salmon Carbonara

Smoky Salmon Carbonara adds the nutrition of salmon to this rich pasta dish. Slightly smoky taste comes from grilling salmon with Smokin O’s natural wood discs.
This recipe is part of #RecipeMakeover week.
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Smoky Salmon Carbonara

These easy to use compressed wooden discs by Smokin O’s add a smoky taste to foods cooked on a gas grill, conventional charcoal grill or smoker.

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This salmon filet is ready for adding to the carbonara. Just peel off the crisp skin and remove any bloodline or gray-colored meat if desired.
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Here’s the recipe!

Smoky Salmon Carbonara


  • 8 ounces (1/2 box) dry spaghetti
  • 4 to 6 ounce salmon filet
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to grease grill
  • 1 smokin O's disc (optional)
  • sauce
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Romano blend
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon (optional)


  • Heat grill on high to at least 400 degrees. Use Smokin' O's according to package directions.
  • Add a light coating of vegetable oil to the salmon and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to 350 and grill salmon skin side down for approximately 3 minutes until skin is crisp and flesh starts to become opaque. Flip and continue cooking until fish easily flakes (about another 3 to 4 minutes).
  • Remove skin and bloodline meat if desired. Flake.
  • Whisk together eggs and cheese.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving hot pasta liquid to thin sauce if desired.
  • Quickly stir egg mixture into HOT pasta. Pasta must be hot to cook eggs. Keep tossing to evenly coat pasta and not create scrambled egg texture. Add a bit of HOT pasta water to thin if desired.
  • Add salmon, bacon and parsley. Toss to coat,
  • Serve with a side of Parmesan if desired.
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4 Responses to Smoky Salmon Carbonara #RecipeMakeover #Giveaway #AD

  1. Wendy Klik says:

    Love smoked salmon. I have never tried smoking my own. I have to get some of those smokin o’s
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  2. Colleen says:

    I like this #RecipeMakeover version of carbonara…the smoke salmon really makes it different!

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