On the internet you can find many salmon pasta recipes, but I always cook it the Italian way... very very simple. Italian foods are simple and tasty because they are made with few but good raw ingredients.
In this recipe I use a little bit of vodka. It might sound weird, but it does really give a good taste and goes well with the salmon.
In Italy people don't usually add parmesan cheese to fish dishes, that's why parmesan is not included in the recipe (but I always add it anyway :P)
Ingredients (2 persons):
- 200 g short pasta, e.i. farfalle or penne
- about 200 g smoked salmon
- 250 ml cooking cream
- 1 onion
- rapeseed oil or olive oil
- 1-2 caps of vodka
- finely chopped fresh parsley
- salt & black pepper
Slice the salmon in small stripes.
Finely chop the onion and saute it in a saucepan with oil over medium heat. When it gets a nice blonde color add the salmon and let it cook for few minutes, adding black pepper and, if needed salt, up to taste.
Pour the vodka and let the alcohol evaporate for few minutes stirring well. Add the cream, stir, and let the sauce cook for few minutes at low heat so it gets thicker.
Cook the pasta in salty water until al dente. Mix the pasta with the sauce and serve with fresh chopped parsley on top.