Smoked Salmon Pasta with Asparagus

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Smoked Salmon Tagliatelle Ingredients

Asparagus: Cut into threes and fried.

Tagliatelle: Or you could use your favourite cut of pasta.

Garlic

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.

Lemon

Capers: I love the extra tang these add to the dish but you can leave them out if you aren’t a fan.

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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…

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Smoked Salmon Pasta with Asparagus

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!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 412kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon Pasta with Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 501mg21%
Potassium 461mg13%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 714IU14%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.
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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Alice | SkinnySpatula
    21/01/2020 at 9:29 AM

    5 stars
    OMG, this looks amazing and I loved the idea of adding some capers. Going on my must-try list!

  • Reply
    Alisha Rodrigues
    21/01/2020 at 11:52 AM

    5 stars
    We love anything pasta.. and we’re always searching for recipes to try, using pasta .. So this one’s definitely coming up at our dinner table one of these days

  • Reply
    Cindy
    21/01/2020 at 2:44 PM

    5 stars
    What an absolute delicious meal for the entire family. We try new recipes once a week and this one was for this week! SO GOOD!

  • Reply
    Sapana
    21/01/2020 at 3:25 PM

    5 stars
    The perfect weeknight dinner – so easy to make!

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