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.
Smoked Salmon Pasta
- 1 serving penne (gluten free for gluten free)
- 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
- Start cooking the pasta.
- Melt the butter in a pan.
- Add the shallot and saute until tender, about 2-5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add the wine and lemon juice and simmer to reduce to half, about 5 minutes.
- Add the asparagus and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
- Drain the pasta reserving some of the liquid.
- Add the pasta, peas, smoked salmon, heavy cream, lemon zest, dill, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
- Add some of the reserved water and toss to coat.
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Laura @ Hungry and Frozen says
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!
I haven’t added peas to a pasta dish in so long… thanks for the inspiration!! :0)
I love the idea of peas with the pasta–this looks delicious, Kevin!
creative use of the ingredients you have… the result is so drool-worthy!
Christie @ fig & cherry says
Perfect, just perfect. That’s my kind of pasta dinner!
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 :))
Wow… I don’t even like pasta and this looks delicious.
I’ve been loving mango recipes, btw.
Kevin, that is my kind of dish! It looks so delicious, and easy, perfect!
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.
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!
Looks fabulous, all the color is great!
As always, looks fresh and tasty! Where do you find your peas? They’re huge!
Mochachocolata Rita says
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?
This pasta calling me… dig in!
You just can’t go wrong with a quick pasta dish like that!
Lovely lot of ingredients in that pasta dish! I like the peas they add great colour to it.
Happy cook says
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.
i love the pop of peas in pasta dishes! this looks pretty dang tasty, kevin, nice job!
Looks nice and summery. I am going to try this recipe next time I have some leftover fish.
We don’t often have leftover salmon, but I’ll keep this in mind if we ever do! It looks wonderful!
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 says
Looks beautiful Kevin! 🙂
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!
I’ve never had smoked salmon before, but this still has me wanting some!
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.
It looks very nice!! You’re becoming an Italian chef now!!!
Renae du jour says
Mmmm… those peas look wonderful with the pasta. Nice list of ingredients.
noble pig says
It’s gorgeous. The green really makes it pop in the photo too! I love it!
The dish looks great bud. You reminded me that smoked salmon is a beautiful thing. You ever try to make sushi?
Bellini Valli says
Another superb dish comes out of your kitchen Kevin!! You are really getting into the foodie vibe:D
This is awesome! I love salmon, and pasta, and peas, and this just looks delicious!
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 says
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 says
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.
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…
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.
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
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.
cool, thanks I'll scale it up for the family.
I didn't get smoked salmon anywhere, so i replaced tuna, but It's just awesome!