Salmon Carbonara showcases the rich flavors of Alaskan salmon in a creamy pasta dish that’s sure to delight seafood lovers.

Salmon Carbonara

Recipe provided by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Salmon Carbonara Ingredients:


  • 2 zucchini, trimmed and diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Pasta and Sauce
  • 12 oz dry spaghetti
  • 6 egg yolks, blended
  • 2/3 c cream (or half-and-half)
  • 2 oz pecorino cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 c reserved pasta cooking water


  • 1 can (14.75 ounces) wild Alaska salmon or 1-pound frozen or fresh salmon fillet
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs (such as parsley or chives)


Step 1: Prepare zucchini

Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add zucchini; sauté for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan; set aside.

Step 2: Prepare salmon

Drain canned salmon, if using. Air-fry frozen salmon for 8- to 10 minutes at 400ºF, or 2- to 3 minutes if using fresh salmon. Break salmon into chunks; set aside.

Step 3: Prepare pasta and sauce

Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving 3⁄4 cup of cooking water. Mix the egg yolks with the cream, half of the pecorino cheese and 1⁄2 cup of the reserved cooking water. Drain the pasta; add the pasta to the frying pan. Over low heat, gently toss the pasta, egg mixture, and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until eggs are barely set, adding a bit more cooking water if the sauce seems too thick. Gently stir in salmon and heat through.

Step 4: Serve

Divide pasta among 4 plates or bowls. Garnish with remaining cheese and fresh herbs. Enjoy this delicious salmon carbonara dish!

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