Pasta with salmon and cream cheese. Quickly searing the salmon makes it extra tasty. Piping hot pasta, butter, white wine, cream, and parmesan cheese = decadence in a bowl. There's no fancy ingredients in here. but you'll get restaurant-quality results for a fraction of the price.
I always prefer tomato based sauce over the creamy ones until I tried this pasta dish. Although this Pasta with Smoked Salmon. Smoked salmon with pasta in a sauce of shallots, garlic, white wine, lemon, and cream, with toasted pine nuts and parsley. You can have Pasta with salmon and cream cheese using 6 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Pasta with salmon and cream cheese
- Prepare of pasta (penne or fusilli).
- You need of salmon fillets, chopped into rectangles or cubes.
- You need of cream cheese – e.g., Philadelphia Original or cream.
- Prepare of Courgette.
- Prepare of grated parmesan cheese, to serve.
- Prepare of olive oil.
What I love about this recipe, other than the ingredients (smoked salmon, pine nuts, yum!) is that it can be pulled together so quickly and it's not. Combine salmon with creamy cheese and let it melt on your palette -add pasta and a beach and it'll taste as good as a holiday. Reheat and add the reserved cooking water or more cream, as needed. Garnish with pieces of steamed salmon confit and arugula, if desired.
Pasta with salmon and cream cheese instructions
- Chopping the salmon fillets into rectangles or cubes is good. We're going to fry them slowly so they become soft. We'll want them to break apart when we stir them with the pasta. We'll also reserve a few chunks after frying for presentation purposes. I'd suggest removing the skin too, although it can be nice to keep a few with the skin to put on top when serving..
- Start cooking the pasta as per packet instructions. Tend towards al dente if you can.
- Start frying the courgette on a pan with little oil. Wait until they've softened. Then add the salmon. Fry the salmon slowly. Only a little browning. We don't want to sear it. Give it about 5 minutes. Ensure the salmon pieces are cooked throughout..
- Once the pasta is done cooking, and once the salmon and courgette are done frying… Retain some of the pasta water in a mug. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot..
- Mix the cream cheese in to the pot, making sure all the pasta is coated lightly. Add a little more if needed, but don't overdo it if you've chosen a cream cheese that's on the stronger side..
- Mix most of the salmon pieces into the pan. Keep a few salmon pieces aside for later. Mix the pasta so that the salmon breaks apart. At this point I usually add some of the reserve pasta water into the pot to loosen the pasta up a bit. Use your judgement..
- Serve the pasta into two bowls, with a dusting of parmesan cheese on top. Add on top some of the reserved salmon pieces, for presentation. Some basil also looks nice, if you have some..
The mild cream cheese perfectly balances the salty, intense flavors of the capers and salmon. Add cream cheese, dill, capers, and salmon to pasta. Add onion to pot; immediately drain pasta mixture, and return to pot. Add cream cheese, dill, capers, and salmon to pasta. Linguine pasta is similar to spaghetti except its shape is flat.