Pasta dishes are by far the favorite meals of my husband and to be honest; I like them very much as well! Quite easy to prepare and there are so many ways to vary and make a different pasta dish evey time!
This recipe is inspired by a recipe from ‘Hello Fresh’, a Dutch meal box. Unfortunately the original recipe had several ingredients that hubby doesn’t like (better said; doesn’t eat at all…) so I had to adjust the recipe to make it work for him as well.
Pasta with Hot Smoked Salmon (2 persons)
- 180 grams of dried pasta (I used Farfalle)
- 200 grams of hot smoked salmon (shred it into small bits with two forks)
- 200 grams of fresh peas
- 2 sjalots (finely chopped)
- 2 gloves of garlic (finely chopped)
- 1 lemon (you’ll need the juice and some zest)
- 100-125 ml of cooking cream
- handfull of garlic chive
- salt and pepper to taste
- (I wanted to add leek as well, but since hubby doesn’t eat leek I skipped that… But you could give it a try!)
Put on two pots with water and bring to the boil; one for the pasta and one for the peas. Prepare the pasta according to the description on the package and boil the peas for about 10 minutes.
Heat a little oil in a large skillet and fry the sjalots with the garlic. When the sjalots are glassy, add the shredded salmon and turn the fire to a low-medium heat (If I also used the leek I would first add the leek, and once that’s softened a bit I would add the salmon). Add some lemon zest and a nice splash of lemon juice.
Next, add the cooking cream and the peas (once they are cooked). Give the sauce a good stir and don’t forget to taste 😉
Bring to taste with the garlic chive and some salt and pepper. You can add some more lemon juice if necessary. If the pasta is cooked you can add it to the sauce and serve.
PS. I used regular cooking cream. I you prefer dairy-free, you can substitute the cream for a dairy-free cooking cream such as soy-cream.
PS2. Can’t find the Garlic Chive? Just use Chive instead! Or try Dille, tastes great with salmon!