Recipe of the Month – Smoked Salmon Pasta

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

Ingredients

1lb spaghetti

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

Method

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