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)

hannie_p's picture

Yum yum yum! Works quite well with Marscapone too if you're not too much of a creme fraîche fan like me, and don't want to go with the double cream. Added a bit of dill too for some extra flavour and served with a plain old salad from a bag with chunks of cucumber as the kids aren't great with watercress, and topped it with balsamic sauce.

gingerchick2's picture

This is just divine!!! Fab treat feel good meal after a late night at work- easy to whip up & most enjoyable. Served with a simpe green salad with olive oil & balsamic dressing. This has none of the heaviness sometimes associated with pasta. Added to the repeat cooking list. A winner. Smart enough to serve to riends as well

peejay13's picture

I love this recipe and so do my O/H and two teenagers.
I do it as per the recipe for special meals but have made it with ordinary tinned salmon for a midweek family meal and it still tastes great.
Haven't made the salad, serve with crusty italian bread instead. yummy!!!

jul34es's picture

made this recipe yesterday when i got home from work,it was so quick and easy and tasted good too.

mbennett's picture

Qucik, easy and delicious - saved a bit of money by using some existing salad dressing, but will make this one at another time and cut the portion size down for one person - great!

flonightingale's picture

Used half fat creme fraiche as Nicky S suggested. We loved this; always good when my husband says he'd have it again :)

guernseygirl's picture

Quick and easy to make - I used half-fat creme fraiche instead which still gave it a good consistency although I left out the pine nuts as I gave this to my 15 month old too!

zoe1986's picture

mmm, this was so yummy and easy to make!

ntepmarquis's picture

made this for a quick family tea, thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children (aged 9, 7, 5, 3)

beverleyc's picture

Very quick and easy. I used peppered hot smoked salmon as they only had that or sweet chilli salmon in my supermarket, I think the extra pepper balanced the cream and stopped it being too sickly. Salad dressing was nice with the citrus flavours but I tried three supermarkets and a health food shop and everyone was out of stock of poppy seeds so we had to do without!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

I found this recipe too rich and a little cloying, although the salad helped to cut through the creamy sauce.

ellecantere's picture

This was delicious and loved by all the family, I made the (rather expensive) hot smoked salmon go a little further by throwing in some strips of ham - unconventional but it seemed to work for us!


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