Friday, 01 February 2013
A dish that I fell in love with while I was in Italy was Tagliolini al Salmone, also known as pasta with salmon. I'm big on fish and pasta, so having this on my last night in Italy just made sense and definitely satisfied my taste buds!
As you can tell from the picture above, the portion of this dish was very generous and it was filled with a large amount of salmon. The salmon was also fresh, which was great too. Even though I won't be able to get this particular dish again any time in the near future, I know I can improvise and make it myself.
I found thisrecipe (which is very comparable) and thought I'd share it with all of you!
Extra virgin olive oil
Half onion, peeled and finely chopped
250 g fresh salmon
2 tbsp vodka
5 - 6 cherry tomatoes, chopped
80g smoked salmon, roughly chopped
4 tbsp single cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
320 g pasta shells (or any other pasta shape that you like)
1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
DirectionsSERVES 4, PREP 5 MINS, COOK 25 MINUTES
1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion, cover with a lid and fry for 1 minute.
2. Add the salmon and fry for 10 minutes (5 minutes on each side), remove the skin. Flake the flesh with a fork being careful of removing all bones.
3. Add the vodka and cook until it has evaporated (medium-high heat).
4. Lower the heat, add the smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes and cream, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Drain the pasta thoroughly, add it to the salmon sauce and toss well.
6. Sprinkle with parsley, sliced cherry tomatoes and serve immediately.
If you're ever in the mood for a seafood pasta, give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it!
What's your favorite pasta dish? Or if you're a big fan of fish, what's your favorite salmon dish?