Creamy salmon & sugar snap pasta

Creamy salmon & sugar snap pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

You’ll love the classic combination of salmon, lemon and peppery rocket in this tasty summer pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
527
protein
30g
carbs
79g
fat
13g
saturates
3g
fibre
4g
sugar
4g
salt
0.14g

Ingredients

  • 400g fusilli pasta or other pasta shape
  • 150g pack sugar snap peas, halved lengthwise
  • 2 salmon steaks, 300g/10oz in total
  • zest and juice ½ lemon
  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • 100g bag rocket

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Method

  1. Boil the pasta, adding the sugar snaps to the water 2 mins before cooking time is up. Cool under running water, then drain. You can steam the salmon over the pasta pan for about 7 mins if you have a steamer basket, or put onto a heatproof plate and microwave on High for 2-3 mins until the flesh flakes easily. Peel away any skin, break into large flakes, then allow to cool.
  2. Mix the lemon zest, juice and crème fraîche together, then season to taste. If you need to, loosen with a few tbsp of water to make the consistency of double cream. Toss the pasta, peas and rocket into the dressing, flake in the salmon, then gently turn in the bowl a few times.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2008

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riekie15's picture

was delicious, but thought the recipe would be a little boring so added a big handful of dille through the creme freche, and also served with lots of black pepper and a little parmazan, am making it again tomorrow!

rainbowfilter's picture
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this is one of the worst (if not THE worst) recipes I've tried on here it was ridiculously bland

jmdurandt's picture
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So easy to prepare and very tasty - I added some frozen peas for something extra.

eleanormayo's picture
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Lovely, we had this warm and I added capers. I also used ready cooked salmon.

kjf_uk's picture
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Beautiful recipe, thoroughly recommended! Thank you Good Food!

buona_forchetta's picture
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This is great although I would make it without the sugar snap peas next time as I don't think the flavour works well... I also put double the amount of lemon and lots of black pepper. yum

jennifermaclachlan's picture
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I love how fresh and light this tastes, and it's so quick to make. I always use hot smoked salmon as per one of the earlier suggestions, it really lifts the flavour.

placematuk's picture
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It is a good start point, but needs some tweaking otherwise it turns out quite bland. I added some garilic to the sauce and a little bit of tomato (not too much.)

lucyfer's picture
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I love this and make it all the time. It's great cold in a packed lunch

gabdilla's picture
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I did not use any sugar snaps. What I did was frying two onions with 1 clove garlic and 2 fresh tomatoes. Then I added the cubed fresh salmon,some Bacardi, juice of 1 lemon and then obviously the fresh cream.. and left it 5 minutes on low heat. It was then added to the pasta boiled beforehand. Everyone enjoyed it!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Very easy to make. Used hot smoked salmon which added some extra flavour. Popular with the family.

cookingsis's picture
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Really easy to make-The whole family loved it!

samantha10's picture
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Light and tasty.

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