Hot-smoked salmon with creamy pasta & pine nuts

Hot-smoked salmon with creamy pasta & pine nuts

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(42 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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23rd May, 2010
Scary number of cals but was delicious with some garlic bread as a starter. Will try with the lower fat alternatives next time
25th Oct, 2009
ultimate comfort food, loved by the whole family! seriously yummy!
11th May, 2009
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.
11th Apr, 2009
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
9th Apr, 2009
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!!!
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30th Mar, 2009
made this recipe yesterday when i got home from work,it was so quick and easy and tasted good too.
8th Mar, 2009
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!
7th Mar, 2009
Used half fat creme fraiche as Nicky S suggested. We loved this; always good when my husband says he'd have it again :)
3rd Jan, 2009
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!
12th Sep, 2008
mmm, this was so yummy and easy to make!


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