Creamy salmon & sugar snap pasta

Creamy salmon & sugar snap pasta

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus cooling


Serves 4
You’ll love the classic combination of salmon, lemon and peppery rocket in this tasty summer pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal527
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs79g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.14g
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  • 400g fusilli pasta or other pasta shape
  • 150g pack sugar snap peas, halved lengthwise
  • 2 salmon steaks, 300g/10oz in total



    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • zest and juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • 100g bag rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  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.

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11th Aug, 2015
Cooked this for 2 of us, but it needed the amount of creme fraiche and lemon for 4 still so it wasn't dry. I used lots of black pepper and added some capers as suggested below to give it more taste. I served it hot. Very light tasting meal, we really enjoyed it.
22nd Oct, 2012
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!
28th Mar, 2012
this is one of the worst (if not THE worst) recipes I've tried on here it was ridiculously bland
23rd Jan, 2012
So easy to prepare and very tasty - I added some frozen peas for something extra.
28th Dec, 2011
Lovely, we had this warm and I added capers. I also used ready cooked salmon.
25th Feb, 2011
Beautiful recipe, thoroughly recommended! Thank you Good Food!
3rd Aug, 2010
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
16th Sep, 2009
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.
15th Feb, 2009
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.)
23rd Oct, 2008
I love this and make it all the time. It's great cold in a packed lunch


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