Hot-smoked salmon with creamy pasta & pine nuts

Hot-smoked salmon with creamy pasta & pine nuts

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6
Add a few special ingredients to this simple pasta sauce and you have an impressive meal for friends in just 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal702
  • fat30g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs78g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein33g
  • salt2g
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  • 600g trofie pasta



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 100ml white wine
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 450g hot-smoked salmon, skin removed and flaked into chunks
  • 85g toasted pine nut


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, bring the wine to the boil in a large frying pan, then simmer for 1 min. Reduce the heat, stir in the cream and season well.

  2. When the pasta is cooked, drain briefly and tip into the frying pan with the sauce. Add the Parmesan and flaked salmon pieces, and mix gently together. Pile into bowls, sprinkle with pine nuts and serve with the watercress salad (recipe below) alongside.

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Comments (32)

Dormouse7's picture

What pasta to use? No trofie in my local Tesco.

maxpenfold's picture

Like a lot of folks I used crime fresh, I accidentally left out the parmesan but had added zest of a lemon. The dish turned out to be excellent.

pocketfrog's picture

Like many others I substituted the cream with creme fraiche but mostly stuck to recommended measurements...turned out beautifully.

sheena270373's picture

Very nice dish, I used crème fraiche as a healthy option and also added a chopped chilli, sweetcorn and peas. I didn't stick to the measurement though as I like a little more sauce. Will try adding a little of the pasta water next time to loosen it up. On the whole its a nice, easy and quick dish that was enjoyed by all.

caroca's picture

Very tasty and easy recipe. I used apple juice as a cheaper wine substitute, and creme fraiche as a cheaper healthier option. I also added some spinach as I thought this would go well. I was a bit unsure about the apple juice, but it went very well! It was also a success with my boyfriend. I will be making this again :)

cscollins's picture

This was absolutely beautiful. I made for 4 people, kept to the sauce measurements and used less salmon and added some raw king prawns once the creme fraiche (instead of cream) mixed into the wine. Once the prawns were pink I added the pasta - fusilli - with the salmon as per the recipe. The watercress & cucumber salad with the citrus poppy seed dressing went perfectly and we think this is a very good recipe for entertaining. 10/10.

mrflynn's picture

Not discusting but not nice either, use a quality wine as i used a tesco branded wine, i think this may have had something to do with the rancid after taste

lisatb's picture

Lovely quick dish. I added fresh baby spinach to add some greens to the meal.

helers's picture

This tasted good but I agree with those who said it was a bit gloupy.

I would make it again but I don't think I would serve it to guests.

kennedyd1's picture

Really liked this dish, although I did add a little passata to the sauce.It was yummy and i would make again....but probably not often due to cal content...maybe try it with creme fraiche the next time!

jpn201's picture

Used smoked salmon scraps and because of other comments that it was bland I added crushed chilli flakes, spring onions and loads of black pepper. Went down a storm and the guests "demanded" I do this dish again before they had even cleared their plates.

craigbee's picture

This recipe is delicious. I felt a bit adventurous though so I left the recipe and fried chorizo in the wine, added mushrooms and prawns, blanched some curly kale and bought a bottle of Fleurie to match the salmon - SO GOOD!!!

annahughes's picture

Creamy and utterly delicious.
Very quick and easty to rustle up!

ppoplawska's picture

This is a rather heavy dish, which required a lot of seasoning to make it less bland. I loved the double cream&white wine sauce, almost didn't want to add salmon to it!

tashynadarling's picture

I found it a bit bland.

foxwood-coriander's picture

Absolutely delicious

missbroon's picture

Comfort food at its best! Very simple but super tasty. Good suggestions about the creme fraiche alternative. Although would have it with dressing next time if having it with double cream. Delicious!

sophiethornley's picture

Very simple and easy to make (literally takes ten minutes) and can be adapted easily. Yum!

poshbirdclaire's picture

Scary number of cals but was delicious with some garlic bread as a starter. Will try with the lower fat alternatives next time

charlottej88's picture

ultimate comfort food, loved by the whole family! seriously yummy!


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