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
- 75-100 g raw pasta
- 1 tbsp butter
- 100 g smoked salmon
- 3 rashers shoulder bacon, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup 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 butter. Once the bacon has started to brown, stir in the smoked salmon and sour cream. Leave on the element but turn the element down.
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…