Recipe by Alicia
"A rich, tasty recipe that's so simple to make!"
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smoked salmon, cut into small pieces
sliced fresh mushrooms
prepared basil pesto sauce
chopped fresh basil
This recipe is great! Although I changed a few things... First of all, I grilled salmon filets last night in an orange juice, soy sauce and ginger marinade. I used the leftovers in this dish (rather than smoked salmon). I also used Prego tomato sauce with sausage rather than the tomato paste. I didn't have any onion (unfortunately, because I LOVE onion) so I omitted the onion. I used more pesto than called for and no basil or garlic because the pesto sauce had plenty of both. I added a can of chopped tomatoes and a can of green peas (just because I love them) in with the freshly sliced mushrooms and sauteed them all in olive oil. I then mixed all of the ingredients together (including the pasta and the salmon) in a pot then heated it all on a burner. The turn out? DELICIOUS!
This dish looked bad, smelled bad and tasted awful. The mix of tomato paste and pesto resulted in a brown unappetizing sauce. My husband and I ate it because we had nothing else but we threw out the leftovers.
To make sure that this dish turns out delicious, you need to use a good quality pesto, or one you know you like, as it really makes a lot of difference! I did make slight changes to this recipe: I used rucola, added a dash of white wine, added porcini mushroom, and used half the salmon uncooked, the color looks prettier, and it also tastes different. (I used the thin salmon slices used to put on bread).
This was GREAT! I used a low carb penne pasta. The only thing I changed was the amount of smoked salmon. I doubled the amt. called for. At my grocery they sell smoked salmon tidbit for $5/lb. They come packaged from the same company making the $16 a pound. This is be my new favorite dish!
This is a really tasty dish and it takes no time to make. Also, if you don't liked smoked salmon, you could substitute any kind of salmon. We grilled and then added it.
the idea of smoked salmon and pesto totally intrigued me, so i had to give it a go. first time we made it as printed with the exception of doubling the amount of salmon, tasted it, and decided to add a sprinkling of lemon juice and a couple of dashes of tabasco. That helped a lot, but 2nd time round we also replaced the water with white wine, and that turned out to be the prefect combination. will definitely be making again. :)
Very, very good and simple to make. Next time I'm adding dry white wine instead of water, plus a smidge of fresh-ground pepper and some pine nuts. I used fiori (flower shapes) instead of spaghetti because that's what I had on hand -- I too would use ziti next time.
I served this dish for company that we had who are picky eaters. We all loved it, even my three children! It was quick and easy to make, and full of wonderful taste!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Smoked Salmon Pesto Pasta
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 571
** Calories from Fat: 276
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