Smoked salmon spaghetti with chilli & lemon

Smoked salmon spaghetti with chilli & lemon

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 3
A super simple pasta supper that uses budget offcuts of fish with just a little heat, flavoured with fresh citrus and herbs

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal433
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.9g
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  • 300g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

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  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 120g pack smoked salmon trimmings
  • zest 1 lemon and juice to taste



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

  • good handful snipped chives or finely chopped spring onions


  1. Cook the spaghetti for 10 mins or following pack instructions until al dente.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and briefly fry the chilli to soften it.

  3. Drain the spaghetti, reserving a little of the water, then tip into the wok and, using 2 wooden spoons, toss in the chilli oil until well mixed. Add the salmon, lemon zest and chives or onions, then toss again. Season and add lemon juice to taste.

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15th Oct, 2019
Delicious and easy to cook!
BlasNaMara's picture
1st Jul, 2019
I made this with a few tweaks. I used dried chilli flakes, paprika and cayenne in the chilli oil instead of fresh chilli. I also added a few stalks of broccoli to the boiling pasta water. I had fresh dill and used half and half dill and scallions. It all came together so quick and so easy. It was spicy hot with the cayenne and I added a splash of pasta water to keep it moist. I resisted the temptation to add cream but served with a bit of grated Parmesan on top. I also squeezed a bit of the zested lemon in which was good. Wish I’d put a bit more of it in.
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5th Nov, 2016
This is a great recipe. Tried it out one night when a friend was visiting from interstate. My husband (not a dedicated cook) cooked it with the help of my friend. Served with a simple green salad and a nice white wine, it was a real hit with us all. Highly recommended, especially if you are pressed for time.
9th Oct, 2013
Lovely simple but very tasty meal, ready in less than 15 minutes. I would possibly not deseed the chilli as I like a bit more heat, but when sharing a meal like this with my young children the mild chilli works well. Will definitely have again, a quick meal after a busy day!!
27th Mar, 2013
Quick and easy, although could have taken more chilli and salmon in my opinion.
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