Smoked salmon pasta sounds really fancy, but the truth is, it’s so easy and quick to cook. It comes together in just under 30 minutes making it the perfect dish to whip up on a weeknight, but still good enough to impress your guests.
Preparation : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 garlic gloves, finely chopped
1/4 cup white wine
3/4 cup double cream
Juice of half a lemon
Pinch of salt
1/2 lb smoked salmon, cut into bite size pieces
Garnish with chopped dill
In a large pot of saled boiling water, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions until al dente
Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the water, and return the cooked pasta to the pot
Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes until soft
Add the garlic and cook for a further 1 minute
Add the wine and cook for a further 5 minutes, until the wine has almost completely reduced
Add the double cream and lemon to the frying pan and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper
Add the salmon and cook for 2 minutes until the salmon is warmed through, and then add to the pasta.
Stir well, using a little of the reserved pasta water if the dish is too thick.
Serve, garnished with dill