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Smoked Salmon Pasta

Smoked Salmon Pasta

I had a bit of smoked salmon left over and I wanted to try something different with it. I remembered seeing a post about a smoked salmon pasta that had looked tasty. This recipe pretty much just wrote itself. I started with a basic sauce of butter, shallots, garlic, white wine, lemon and cream. Of course dill goes really well with salmon and it is one of my favorite herbs so it went in. I had some locally grown seasonal asparagus and peas that I though would add a nice freshness and a touch of green. The sauce was easy to make and came together while the pasta was cooking. The smoked salmon pasta was pretty good! I would imagine that broiled or poached salmon would also work well in a dish like this. When heirloom tomatoes are in season I would like to try this dish again using the tomatoes instead of the asparagus and peas.

Ingredients:
1 serving penne
1 tablespoon butter
1 shallot (chopped)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1/4 cup white wine
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 handful asparagus (cut into pieces shaped like penne and steamed)
1 handful peas
2 ounces smoked salmon (thinly sliced)
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 handful dill chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Start cooking the pasta.
2. Melt the butter in a pan.
3. Add the shallot and saute until tender, about 2-5 minutes.
4. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
5. Add the wine and lemon juice and simmer to reduce to half, about 5 minutes.
6. Add the asparagus and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
7. Drain the pasta reserving some of the liquid.
8. Add the pasta, peas, smoked salmon, heavy cream, lemon zest, dill, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
9. Add some of the reserved water and toss to coat.

Similar Recipes:
Pan Seared Salmon with Dill Sour Cream Sauce
Halibut with Lemon, Butter, Caper and Dill Sauce

Take a look at the Presto Pasta Nights roundup at Once Upon a Feast.

40 comments:

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

You definitely couldn't go wrong with that combination of ingredients. Looks absolutely smashing, peas and salmon go so well together :) I love using up leftovers, wish mine were of the smoked salmon sort more often!

VeggieGirl said...

I haven't added peas to a pasta dish in so long... thanks for the inspiration!! :0)

Elle said...

I love the idea of peas with the pasta--this looks delicious, Kevin!

noobcook said...

creative use of the ingredients you have... the result is so drool-worthy!

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

Perfect, just perfect. That's my kind of pasta dinner!

Manggy said...

Ooh, great pasta! I love fish, and Salmon is really flavorful :) I think I'll be using poached, though, as I can't have it raw (well, I know smoked isn't raw, but it still kind of is :))

magpie said...

Wow... I don't even like pasta and this looks delicious.

I've been loving mango recipes, btw.

LyB said...

Kevin, that is my kind of dish! It looks so delicious, and easy, perfect!

Joy said...

It sounds wonderful, although I'm confused by the idea of "smoked salmon left over." I never seem to have any that doesn't get eaten immediately.

adventuresinshaw said...

You should definitely submit this for the new contest being hosted by Marx Foods...the prize is a Summer's worth of wild salmon! And this looks like a real winner!

Erika said...

Looks fabulous, all the color is great!

Sharon said...

As always, looks fresh and tasty! Where do you find your peas? They're huge!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hi kevin! goshhh it's been a long time, i miss your blog! the pasta looks good, since i haven't learnt to appreciate smoked salmon, maybe i can use fresh one instead? or tuna?

Gattina said...

This pasta calling me... dig in!

Sylvie said...

You just can't go wrong with a quick pasta dish like that!

Jan said...

Lovely lot of ingredients in that pasta dish! I like the peas they add great colour to it.

Happy cook said...

It looks delicious and really easy to make them.
Next time when i buy smoked salmon i should try this.
Mostly when it is smoked salmon, there is never any left over.

Grace said...

i love the pop of peas in pasta dishes! this looks pretty dang tasty, kevin, nice job!

EAT! said...

Looks nice and summery. I am going to try this recipe next time I have some leftover fish.

Patsyk said...

We don't often have leftover salmon, but I'll keep this in mind if we ever do! It looks wonderful!

Jeena said...

I love smoked salmon and fresh peas just go perfect with pasta. Your recipe looks amazing I bet you enjoyed eating it. :-)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Looks beautiful Kevin! :)

Mimi said...

What a great dish! I just smoked a salmon fillet earlier this week and have a piece left in the fridge...looks like I found dinner!

Deborah said...

I've never had smoked salmon before, but this still has me wanting some!

chiff0nade said...

I am known far and wide (speaking of wide, you should see my butt). But then I am a Italian and was raised on pasta.

Your dish uses some of my favorite ingredients so I am going to try it.

Maybe my BF, "Big Bear", will sop complaining about me cooking too many pasta bakes.

Thanks for the idea.

Daziano said...

It looks very nice!! You're becoming an Italian chef now!!!

Renae du jour said...

Mmmm... those peas look wonderful with the pasta. Nice list of ingredients.

noble pig said...

It's gorgeous. The green really makes it pop in the photo too! I love it!

Adam said...

The dish looks great bud. You reminded me that smoked salmon is a beautiful thing. You ever try to make sushi?

Bellini Valli said...

Another superb dish comes out of your kitchen Kevin!! You are really getting into the foodie vibe:D

meeso said...

This is awesome! I love salmon, and pasta, and peas, and this just looks delicious!

Ferdzy said...

Oh man! You found peas! I'm so envious - I'm awash in a sea of asparagus and very little else at the moment.

Wonderful, as always, Kevin; a really lovely combination.

Ruth Daniels said...

I think it's perfect as is. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights and thanks so much for being the first guest host next week!

We Are Never Full said...

This is one of my English mother-in-laws favorite things to order at "The Italian" (meaning, the Italian restaurant in town). This looks creamy... I'd add some thin slivers of fennel just because.

katiez said...

You cannot go wrong with smoked salmon and asparagus.... Add pasta and you have perfection... Oh, and maybe a nice glass of wine to wash it all down with...

heather said...

Thanks for posting this recipe! We acquired a large amount of smoked salmon so I've been looking for different ways to use it. This recipe was phenomenal! We ate it twice in one week! Yum! I used cherry tomatoes and peas. I added the tomatoes with the liquid so that they would have time to split open.

Anonymous said...

How many people does this recipe serve? It looks like 1 based on "1 serving of pasta"...

Come to think of it, I can't find the number of servings on any

Kevin said...

Anonymous: This makes one serving. All of my newer recipes now have serving sizes and I am working on adding them to my older recipes.

Anonymous said...

cool, thanks I'll scale it up for the family.

nusrat said...

I didn't get smoked salmon anywhere, so i replaced tuna, but It's just awesome!

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