Smoked salmon pasta sounds honestly fancy, but the truth is, it is the easiest and fastest pasta we’ve got ever made. It comes together in just below half-hour making it the right dish to whip up on a weeknight, however nevertheless excellent sufficient to electrify your guests. If you are not always a fan of smoked salmon our Garlic Butter Salmon would be just as amazing in this pasta!
1 lb. spaghetti
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. white wine
3/4 c. heavy cream
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 lb. smoked salmon, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 c. capers, drained
2 tbsp.freshly chopped dill, plus more for garnish
- In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta water, and return to pot.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add wine and cook until almost completely reduced 5 minutes. Add heavy cream and lemon juice and cook until thickened, another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add salmon, capers, and dill and cook until salmon is warmed through, 2 minutes, then toss sauce and pasta together. Add ¼ cup pasta water if the sauce is too thick. Garnish with more dill to serve.