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


  • 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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8th Oct, 2008
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
29th Aug, 2008
Very easy to make. Used hot smoked salmon which added some extra flavour. Popular with the family.
28th Aug, 2008
Really easy to make-The whole family loved it!
11th Aug, 2008
Light and tasty.


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