This is going to be your new favorite quick recipe, especially for those last-minute, unexpected guests joining you for dinner.
The fettuccine with creamy salmon sauce is a quite delicate, very fast and extremely delicious dish.
In this recipe, the smoky flavor of the salmon perfectly combines with the delicate taste of the cream and the sharp freshness of the parsley.
I love smoked salmon and I always have a small package in my refrigerator. It can be used in many recipes: for a quick lunch in a sandwich or bagel, for brunch or dinner in a frittata or scrambled eggs...
The smoked salmon comes handy also when I don't have time to go to the fish market, and I want to make sure I have served to my family enough heart-healthy omega-3 fats for the week.
Also, if your children are not very prone at eating fish, this might be a good recipe to try. My boys absolutely love this pasta!
You can always substitute the fettuccine with other types of pasta, like linguine or penne.
Ingredients - serves 4 people:
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 4 oz of smoked salmon
- 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon of fresh Italian parsley, minced
- 1 package, about 8.8 oz egg fettuccine, I like DeCecco egg noodles. Note: the cooking time on the DeCecco is only 5 minutes!
- salt and pepper
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Step 1: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta when boiling and cook until al dente. About 5 minutes for the DeCecco egg fettuccine.
Step 2: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the salmon cut in slices. After a couple of minutes at most add the whipping cream. Let it cook for a few more minutes until the sauce becomes a little denser. Don't cook too much because we want to make sure the salmon does not dry up. Add the parsley.
Step 3: Drain the pasta, toss it in the skillet and serve immediately.
Sprinkle with pepper or more parsley if you like.
Let me know if you try this recipe. Comments are always welcomed :)