This light and healthy smoked salmon pasta with a creamy sauce, plenty of lemon juice and a sprinkling of capers is an easy dinner recipe great for any night of the week!
I am loving the flavour in this pasta!
Salmon pasta is one of my favourite easy meals. I often make a simple version with tinned salmon like this spicy salmon linguine for a quick dinner on a weeknight.
For this version I decided to mix it up and try using some hot smoked salmon. I flaked it and stirred through a couple of minutes before serving and it added the most incredible smoky flavour.
I also wanted a bit of green so opted for some asparagus spears which I fried with garlic before tossing with the pasta then the whole thing is mixed with a creme fraiche sauce which tastes great and keeps it pretty healthy.
Why we love this smoked salmon pasta…
This is such an easy recipe to make when you’re in need of something really quick and simple that doesn’t take too much prep.
It only requires a handful of ingredients which come together to make a super flavourful meal.
It’s a pretty healthy recipe that includes plenty of fresh and tasty ingredients.
You can easily switch up the ingredients you use if you prefer other options. Try broccoli instead of asparagus or use regular smoked salmon instead of the hot smoked salmon.
Smoked Salmon Tagliatelle Ingredients
This section is here to provide further tips and ideas for alternative ingredients. The full recipe and instructions are included in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!
Asparagus: Cut into threes and fried.
Tagliatelle: Or you could use your favourite cut of pasta.
Hot Smoked Salmon: You can buy fillets of hot smoked salmon ready to eat and they add a lovely mild smoky flavour but you could use regular smoked salmon if you prefer.
Creme Fraiche: This makes a lovely creamy sauce.
Capers: I love the extra tang these add to the dish but you can leave them out if you aren’t a fan.
How to make pasta with smoked salmon…
Prepare your ingredients: Start by snapping the end off the asparagus then chop into pieces. Boil the pasta in salted water and reserve a mugful of pasta water.
Fry everything: Heat a drizzle of olive oil and add the asparagus followed by the garlic. Add the salmon to heat through then squeeze in the lemon juice.
Finish the sauce: Stir in the creme fraiche and pasta water and toss through the pasta and capers.
Equipment you need to make this recipe…
Is smoked salmon healthy?
Smoked salmon can be a good addition to a healthy diet. It’s packed with protein and omega-3.
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Smoked Salmon Pasta with Asparagus
- 250 g Asparagus
- 300 g Tagliatelle
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 180 g Hot Smoked Salmon
- 100 ml Crème Fraiche
- 1 Lemon
- 2 tbsp Capers
- Parmesan to serve
- Fresh Parsley to serve
- Snap the asparagus at the weakest part to remove the woody end. Chop into 2 or 3 pieces depending on the size of the asparagus spears. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. When finished cooking reserve a mugful of pasta water before draining.
- Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan and add the asparagus. Fry for a couple of minutes then add the garlic. Flake the salmon and add to the frying pan to heat through. Add the juice of the lemon then add the crème fraiche, 2 tbsp of pasta water, capers and the cooked pasta. Toss thoroughly to coat.
- Serve the pasta sprinkled with grated parmesan and chopped parsley.
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