Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Salmon Pasta

Salmon Pasta

     While in Tuscany this past summer I had really wanted to try a salmon pasta dish that I kept seeing on menu boards. However I was unlucky in doing so as I had so many other options for dishes that I wanted to try as well. Back home I decided to try this dish and see if it was any good. I would have preferred to utilize smoked salmon, however was unable to find some. Actually funny story, the next week I went to the store, right there they were. Anyways, back to this dish. Even though I hoped to use a better salmon I did use the canned kind and it was still very good. I was surprised how much I liked this dish. I know there is a stigma against using cheese and seafood, but until you try it, don't knock it. Please enjoy my Salmon Pasta.

  • 1 small filet smoked salmon, (or you can use canned salmon)
  • 1 small diced shallot
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded pecorino Romano
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp dill seed or weed
  • 1 tbs fresh parsley
  • 1 large diced clove garlic
  • 1/2 juiced lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Pasta of choice

1. In a medium skillet over high heat drizzle a bit of olive oil and toss in the shallots and sauté.

2. Next mix in the garlic and sauté until fragrant.

3. Add in the salmon and sauté just for a minute before adding in the dill and then the white wine. Simmer until the wine has reduced.

4. Stir in the cream and lemon juice and bring to a simmer.

5. Mix in the cheese. Once incorporated toss with your favorite pasta and sprinkle with some fresh parsley.

If you are like me you will love this dish. I surprisingly love fresh pasta in a cream sauce. I don't know what it is but it is one of my favorite.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 2-4 people



  1. This sounds SO good. It reminds me of a tuna and noodles recipe a friend of mine used to make, but this looks way fancier! I'll keep it in mind for my meatless dinner next Friday. :)

  2. I agree, once you mix cheese and seafood you never look back. Your recipe looks great!