Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta with Dill

Everybody knows I adore smoked salmon, so it is no surprise I was drawn to this recipe for   Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta with Dill.

When it comes to pasta, the combination of smoked salmon and dill is my absolute favourite. This recipe has a creamy sauce which is light, fresh. It makes such a lovely, relatively fast dinner or a nice weekend lunch.

I like to use shaped pasta for a dish like this because the shape holds the creamy sauce well. I also think the smaller size of the pasta balances better with the salmon and chopped bacon pieces but you can use what you like or what you have in the cupboard!

This is one of those recipes that you can use a whole packet of dill on rather than a few sprigs and then leaving it to go off in your fridge. For a bit of extra flavour, you could add in a few capers, too. Enjoy!

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta with Dill
Serves 2

  • 200g dry pasta
  • 100 g smoked salmon
  • 3 rashers shoulder bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 50g sour cream
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh dill, chopped

Set the pasta to boil. While the pasta is cooking, fry the chopped bacon and garlic in the pan. Once the bacon has started to brown, stir in the smoked salmon and sour cream. Leave on the element but turn the element down to low.

Once the pasta is al dente, stir the sauce through the cooked pasta and mix in the chopped dill (I generally try and use as much as possible as I really love the flavour of dill).

Divide into two bowls and serve. This dish is best served alongside a fresh green salad and a slice of homemade garlic bread! Delicious…

Bacon and Egg Pie

Most New Zealander’s I know love a slice of bacon and egg pie. I wouldn’t call this so much a recipe as I would an assemblage. There is nothing too challenging about making a bacon and egg pie and you probably won’t ever need this recipe. It does however hold a strong place in my heart so to me, belongs on my blog.

This recipe makes for a really quick and easy lunch or light meal. Combined with a nice salad, you have your self a pretty delicious meal.  My Mum would actually be horrified I am even sharing this recipe because it is literally make and bake.

I used the very easy store-bought puff pastry (Mum would also be horrified at this) but the flaky pastry recipe in the Edmonds Cookery book is pretty easy so if you have a bit of time..

I don’t really have too much more to say about this! Enjoy.

Bacon and Egg Pie

  • 400 gram packet of store-bought flaky puff pastry
  • 200 gram packet of shoulder bacon
  • 5 medium-sized eggs
  • Salt and pepper

Roll out half the puff pastry on a floured board until you have yourself a lovely rectangle. Lift off the board and shape into a sprayed oven dish. Line the dish with strips of the bacon so the pastry is evenly covered. Crack 5 eggs over the bacon and break up the yolks with a knife. Roll out the second half of the puff pastry and lay over the pie.

Bake at 180 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.