Hot-smoked salmon with creamy pasta & pine nuts

Hot-smoked salmon with creamy pasta & pine nuts

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(43 ratings)

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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5th Sep, 2019
I used Creme fraiche & added gruyere cheese instead. Really easy, tastes great.
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Mark Balcombe
8th Jan, 2019
Used creme fresh and loads more toasted pine nuts and 170 gms of nutty gruyere cheese. Totally excellent with salad including black olives. Needs a dash of crisp wine to match creme fresh. Used macaroni.
16th Nov, 2015
What pasta to use? No trofie in my local Tesco.
12th Nov, 2015
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.
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14th Apr, 2014
Like many others I substituted the cream with creme fraiche but mostly stuck to recommended measurements...turned out beautifully.
31st Aug, 2013
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.
21st May, 2013
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 :)
3rd May, 2013
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.
16th Nov, 2012
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
22nd Oct, 2012
Lovely quick dish. I added fresh baby spinach to add some greens to the meal.


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