Spaghetti with hot-smoked salmon, rocket & capers

Spaghetti with hot-smoked salmon, rocket & capers

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins - 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

A speedy and delicious dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving for six

kcalories
524
protein
20g
carbs
66g
fat
22g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
1.83g

Ingredients

  • 125ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 25g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 500g spaghetti
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tiny dried bird's eye chillies, finely crumbled, or a quarter tsp crushed chillies
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp capers in brine, drained
  • 85g rocket leaves
  • 200g hot-smoked salmon, flaked
  • sliced tomatoes, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a small frying pan until hot. Add the breadcrumbs and cook over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until golden and crisp, turning often. Tip into a small bowl. (You can prepare these several hours ahead.)
  2. Cook the pasta in plenty of gently boiling well-salted water until al dente. Meanwhile peel the garlic and chop it very finely. Put the rest of the oil in a small pan and add the garlic and chillies. Warm gently over a low heat so they flavour the oil – but don’t let the garlic fry.
  3. Drain the pasta and tip it into a warmed very large serving bowl. Quickly add the lemon zest and capers to the oil, then pour over the pasta. Toss well, add the rocket and salmon and toss again – take care not to break up the salmon too much. Scatter the breadcrumbs over and serve with a salad of sliced tomatoes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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pikolet's picture

Loved it, loved it, loved it! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out wonderful. Especially the breadcrumbs give it that little extra something.

stellacsg's picture
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I used store-bought breadcrumbs and added a punnet of tomato cherries with the garlic and chilli. Very simple to make and everyone loved it!

cj-mock's picture
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So tasty yet so easy! Amazing summer dish.

nacholibra's picture

This is gorgeous and so easy. I left the breadcrumbs as I ran out but still lovely flavours.

redlipstick's picture
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Delicious. Didn't use capers as I didn't have any but it still tasted lovely. I'll definitely be doing this throughout the summer. Nice, light dish for the warm evenings. I used 250g of spaghetti to feed 3, which was more than enough.

sarahpriestland's picture

i think i may try with chicken. had it before with Salmon and it was so lovely.

katycooks's picture
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Delicious. Lovely, fresh, zingy flavours and very simple to do. I used chopped gherkins instead of capers and added halved cherry tomatoes to the dish instead of having slices on the side (which made it very colourful with the other ingredients). I did use the crispy breadcrumbs on top, but I didn't love them. This dish is definitely one I would do again, but I would omit the breadcrumbs next time. Clearly a question of personal taste, given the various comments by other cooks on here. I'm not knocking a point off because of the breadcrumbs though - I can't think of any down side to this recipe.

agusiaem's picture
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This is a great recipe. Used mackerel instead of salmon. Made it twice and second time replaced capers with olives as my boyfriend did not like capers. Yummy!!!

juliepounder1's picture
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very easy, very tasty. Use a big pan to make sure that the chilli is evenly distributed when combining.
Had to laugh at one of the comments here about sunshine, patio and white wine - we were eating it while listening to our kids squabbling over Wallace and Gromit but it was still a very enjoyable dish!

blondie828's picture
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delicious! doesn't need anything except a glass of chardonay!

jillbrain's picture
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Made as per recipe, brilliant. Ate outside in the sun on the patio, glass of white wine, perfection

kussnacht's picture
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Absolutely mind-blowing. I've cooked this four times in the past two months.

icecreamdogpark's picture
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Did this for dinner with Mackerel and it was fantastic,so easy and quick the breadcrumbs add a fabulous texture we will probably have this every week!!

lisahgf's picture
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Amazing recipe - always works brilliantly, with spinach or rocket. Def leave the breadcrumbs in! Tried it last time with cherry tomatoes roasted (just with oil, 20 mins at 200°) and it was even nicer. Dinner guests said it was like eating in a top restaurant . . . and it's so easy!

daniegirlcooks's picture
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Yummy with ALL the ingredients

03rosexl's picture
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amazing

bonney-blythe's picture
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One of my favourites. I've tried it with smoked trout fillets, honey roast salmon and all kinds of other variations. It works well every time. I wouldn't leave the breadcrumbs out as it really adds to the dish.

dollypower's picture
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Ace - didn't bother with the breadcrumb tho.

orbvalley's picture
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Lovely refreshing summer pasta dish. I added cherry tomatoes and lemon juice & left out the breadcrumbs.

ckeatinge's picture
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A regular favourite for us... Also good with spinach in place of rocket.

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