This recipe came about because my partner loves carbonara but I don't eat pancetta. The anchovy flavor is quite mild, but if you are an anchovy fan (like me) you could certainly double the amount. This is not a typical carbonara but the method is pretty much the same. You could also make this with other types of pasta. I use frozen artichoke hearts that are quartered, but marinated ones could be used as well. I hope you like this recipe as much as we do!