Tuna Carbonara Pasta: Thermomix Recipe

Tuna Carbonara Pasta is the sea-style version of more famous Carbonara with eggs and pancetta. This version I am suggesting is the Tuna Carbonara Pasta using Bow Ties Pasta.

A king dish in Italian eating houses but also in famous French restaurants, carbonara is a dish prepared by everyone who loves it, each one making his own version. In this way, Tuna Carbonara is an excellent fish variation of it.

This recipe has been sent by Angela di Carlo from Palermo (Sicily), Only a Sicilian could have sent it :-). She wrote: "It is a very good dish and a great alternative to the classic version!".

Actually it is a very quick first dish, a remake of a granted success that will be loved especially by fish lovers.

I prepared this tuna carbonara bow ties pasta for a dinner with my relatives and everyone liked it, especially my cousin Mariella who decided to bring the same dish on the day of her official meeting with her parents-in-law. I am sure she will make a success!

Egg's creaminess and sweet tendency of pasta must be accompanied by a fresh and savoury wine, while spiciness of black pepper and parmesan cheese flavours need to be balanced with a velvety and lingering-flavoured wine. Lastly, tuna requires a not so firm but very scented red wine, that would be able to support the dish richness. Therefore I suggest you choose the Negramaro Fish wine, a ruby red coloured wine, intense scent, heady and fruity, with a full, rounded and tangy taste.

If you like Tuna, you may try Pasta and Beans with Tuna, Tuna Rose Cake and Vol Au Vent filled with Tuna Mousse.


4 people serving

- 350 g Bow Ties Pasta
- 20 g Butter
- 30 g Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- 160 g Canned Tuna, not in oil
- 2 Egg yolks
- 1 Garlic clove
- 1 tbsp Chopped Parsley
- 30 g Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Black Pepper
- 1 L Water

How to prepare Tuna Carbonara Pasta with Thermomix

Put garlic, oil and butter in TM bowl. 3 Min. 100°C Speed 4.

Add tuna and cook. 3 Min. 100°C Speed 3. Put aside.

Pour water into the bowl, add salt and let boil. 10 Min. 100°C Speed 1.

Add pasta into the bowl and cook for the suggested time.

Drain pasta using the simmering basket and put it again inside the bowl, without water.

Add the sauce, whipped eggs with parmesan, chopped parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir. 2 Min. 100°C Speed 1.

Put on a serving dish and serve very hot.

My advice

Try replacing canned tuna with fresh one! You will make a very delicious dish! you'll want to lick your chops!

Translated from the Italian recipe
Carbonara di Pesce: Ricetta Bimby

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