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Before you get all angry that this ISN’T Carbonara, we know. This is a Carbonara INSPIRED pasta dish that we think you’ll love anyway. Like carbonara, it’s a egg yolk based sauce that we’ve livened up with just a touch of Creme Fraische which all pairs incredibly well with all this succulent crab meat! It may not be a proper carbonara, but it’s still absolutely worth giving a shot!



Serves 4


  • 1lb Crab Meat
  • 1lb Fettuccini or pasta of choice
  • 6 Egg yolks
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesean or Pecorino Romano
  • 1 Tablespoon Creme Fraische (optional)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Chives + Extra for Garnish
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Prepare your pasta per package instructions
  2. Add egg yolks to a mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined
  3. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt two tablespoons of butter and add your crab meat and cook until warmed through
  4. Reduce heat to low and add the cooked pasta to the skillet along with the additional 2 tablespoons of butter, creme fraishe, eggs yolks, and cheese. Stir continuously to melt the cheese and combine the sauce. Add the fresh chives and season with salt and a generous amount of fresh cracked pepper
  5. Keep the pasta on low heat, stirring continously, until the sauce thickens to your desired consistancy
  6. Serve and garnish with additional fresh chives
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