Smoked salmon pasta, quick and easy to prepare making it an ideal mid-week dinner dish.
Smoked salmon pasta is a regular dinner in our house, it’s great on a busy week night. You know those nights where you’ve 15 minutes to get a meal on the table before everyone starts crying with hunger – yes we all have those nights during the week! This meal takes as long to put on the table as it does to cook a pan of pasta. It also happens to be my children’s favourite pasta dish and one they have scoffed without complaint since they were toddlers (yes, even the fussy one!). It also has the added bonus of getting more oily fish into the weekly diet!
We have used smoked salmon in this dish, but it would also work well with some smoked trout. Trout is another great oily fish, but with a slightly more subtle taste to the salmon. Either work lovely in the dish though so its more a case of preference and what’s available to you.
If you like this then try our Pan Fried Chicken with Bacon & Beans, Lemon & Paprika Chicken Kebabs or our Gnocchi with Chorizo & Courgette. All great mid week dinners that are quick and easy to prepare.
Smoked Salmon Pasta
- 300 g dried pasta
- 50 g butter
- 1 bunch of spring onions - sliced
- 2 cloves garlic - crushed
- 180 ml dry white wine
- 300 ml sour cream
- 200 g smoked salmon - cut into ribbons
- salt & pepper
- Place the pasta of your choice in a pan of salted boiling water and cook as per packet instructions to al-dente. Drain the pasta, leaving a little of the cooking liquor, and leave to the side the sauce is ready.
- Meanwhile, over a medium heat, melt the butter in a large frying pan and add half the spring onions and all the garlic, saute gently for a minute then add the white wine to the pan. Increase the heat and reduce the wine by two-thirds.
- Add the sour cream to the pan, stir to combine then add the smoked salmon, the remaining spring onion and the cooked pasta to the pan. If the sauce is too thick add a little of the pasta cooking liquid. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.