Thursday, 4 March 2010

Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon

I'm having a lovely few days off. I've spent most of it cleaning the kitchen and painting doors and window frames! The kitchen door and window frames are salmon pink! So I'm changing them all to white. I've never painted anything before but it seems to be going kinda ok! I wanted something quick to eat tonight and so I made this really quick salmon pasta dish. I can't remember where it came from, I've been making it for years, and it really is an easy and delicious pasta dish!

I'm going to enter it into this weeks Presto Pasta Nights, which is having its third birthday this week! This week hosted by Ruth the founder. I am so glad its been going this long. It never fails to give me some fantastic ideas for comforting food. Thank you Ruth for setting it up and here's to many more years of yummy pasta goodness :)

Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon
(Serves 4)

500g tagliatelle
2 tbsp butter
1/2 small onion
150g smoked salmon, sliced thinly
200ml single cream or creme fraiche
1/2 lemon, juiced

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

Melt the butter and cook the onion until soft but not brown, add the cream and warm gently, if using creme fraiche add a little pasta water to thin the sauce down. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add the smoked salmon.

Drain the pasta and turn into a serving bowl. Add the cream and salmon sauce. Stir thoroughly and add pepper. Serve. Sprinkle over chopped dill if desired.


  1. I am glad you enjoy Presto Pasta Nights and I'm drooling over this dish! Thanks for sharing with and I hope to see lots more of your tasty treats in 2010.

  2. Isn't it amazing how no matter the pasta dish, it is always so comforting! Good luck with your painting extravaganza :P

    I love smoked salmon, this looks delicious.