Capellini With Salmon and Lemon-Dill-Vodka Sauce

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

I thought this recipe looked interesting for a special weeknight supper and a great way to use up leftover salmon. Recipe source: Gourmet (June 2005)

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  1. In a large saucepan cook onion in the oil over medium heat until soft (5-8 minutes).
  2. Add broth, cream, vodka and salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until sauce is reduced to 2 cups (45-60 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and stir in dill, lemon zest and juice and pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce.
  4. Add salmon to saucepan and cook over medium low heat until fish is heated through (2-4 minutes).
  5. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions.
  6. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta.
  7. Return pasta to pot and toss with reserved sauce.
  8. Put pasta in large bowl and spoon fish and sauce over top; toss before serving.