Pasta will always be my comfort food, and especially Spaghetti alla Carbonara. And so it caught my attention in Bon Appétit‘s Grilling issue this past June when they shared “ImPasta” grilled crostini recipes. Simply remove the pasta, keep the other flavorful ingredients and place on a grilled slice of delicious freshly made bread. Brilliant! While they shared a recipe for another pasta dish with clams, they suggested carbonara, and so I gave myself a challenge.
After looking at my Spaghetti alla Carbonara recipe, I selected the key ingredients, eliminated the eggs and below is what I came up with. A wonderful appetizer, full of flavor, salt, fat and buttery goodness, your guests and you as well will feel spoiled and absolutely satiated. Oh, and don’t forget the glass of wine as well.