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Large skillet filled with Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta.
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5 from 7 votes

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

If you’re looking to impress for date night or dinner guests, this creamy pasta with smoked salmon tastes special but is easy for even the beginner cook.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken or veggie broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon torn or chopped into small pieces
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • for serving: fresh dill and fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Boil a large pot of water and add a generous pinch of salt. Cook pasta just to al dente, according to package directions.
  • While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce. Add butter and oil to a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • When butter is melted, add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, just until fragrant.
  • Add broth, wine, and lemon juice to the pan. Cook until the sauce is reduced by about half, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and let the sauce cook for 1 minute more, just to warm it through. Remove pan from the heat, stir in the salmon pieces, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet, stirring gently to coat with the sauce. For a pop of color and flavor, sprinkle with chopped fresh dill and parsley. Serve right away. Enjoy!

Notes

For an extra touch, try adding 1-2 tablespoons of capers, drained. They add a salty, briny flavor that really stands out and makes this dish even more special if serving to guests. You can usually find capers in a small jar in the condiment aisle of the grocery store, near jarred olives and pickles and things.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 449kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 428mg, Potassium: 259mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 518IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 1mg
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