Recipe by DEBNJAMES
"This is a lighter version of pasta carbonara. For people who want the flavor but not the bacon, smoked salmon is the perfect substitute!"
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onion, finely chopped
grated Romano cheese
frozen green peas, thawed and drained
canned mushrooms, drained
smoked salmon, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package
I really enjoyed this recipe ! It was delicious, I did change it somewaht, I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned. I grilled the salmon and I added a little white wine and a few t. spoons of lemon juice. I could not stop telling all my friends how delicious it was. Definetly a keeper.
While I appreciate the submitter's attempts to make the cream sauce lighter by using skim milk and thickening with flour, I don't think it achieved the same effect as the real stuff. Hubby couldn't eat more than a couple bites. I thought the sauce's taste and texture was a bit too floury. Light cream would probably have been better suited for this dish. It also needed fresh cracked pepper and minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I also only used half the butter.
I LOVE this recipe!!! I alter it a tiny bit - I use less butter (about 4 tablespoons), 1% milk instead of skim, 1 cup of Romano cheese (I really love Romano cheese), and a whole bag of frozen peas ('cause they're good for you!). Oh, and I leave out mushrooms 'cause I don't like them. But this recipe is really great. I find it comes tastier if you use the moist smoked salmon instead of the dry smoked salmon. My boyfriend and I cook this every other week, we enjoy it so much.
Great recipe and so quick to do! My wife, who is not a fan of “slap it all together” food, actually asked me how hard it was to do since she would like to make it again. The changes I made are very simple: reduced butter to 4 tablespoons, all fresh veggies, and could not help myself to up the calorie count by adding two crumbled pieces of bacon at the last step with the salmon (yumm!!!).
In response to the reviewer who used leftover grilled salmon-Grilled salmon will not work in this recipe-at least for me. Smoked salmon has an alltogether different flavor and texture that makes this recipe unique!
I love this recipe! I would change one thing, use cheese tortellini instead of penne pasta. I promise that you will love it! Thanks for the recipe.
Well, how did I change THIS recipe? First of all, no onion! Then, I sauteed fresh mushrooms with the garlic & removed them from the pan before making a nice toasty roux. I used 2% milk and no cheese (we don't like cheese with most seafoods). Added some dill along with the peas, mushrooms & salmon. Very tasty and would definitely make again! Thanks for the post!
This tasted like something you'd get in a restaurant. I added asparagas spears and my husband raved! The key is to get good quality salmon and not use something out of a can.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 123
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