Pasta With Smoked Salmon, Cream, and Dill

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This easy to prepare dish is absolutely luscious. The recipe comes from Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add salmon and cook until fish turns light pink, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in cream and tomato paste.
  6. Cook until sauce is heated through, about 2 minutes, Stir in 2 teaspoons dill and cayenne pepper.
  7. Mix Pasta into sauce, adding pasta liquid by tablespoons as needed to moisten.
  8. Divide pasta among 4 shallow bowls.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon dill and serve.
Most Helpful

quick and yummy!! used canned salmon that i have been meaning to get rid of. taglorini pasta, held sauce beautifully! used less whipped cream. didn't have tomato paste so i used sundried oil packed tomatoes.

Chef GreanEyes March 17, 2010

This is very quick and easy to make, and tastes great. I used a packet of Barilla #13 bavette, 300 grams of smoked salmon, pure cream, 1 1/2 tsp of dried dill tips, and everything else as listed. I also added a little sea salt and plenty of cracked black pepper. Next time I'll use fresh dill and will add a bit more tomato paste. My SO gives it a 5!

Soobeeoz March 04, 2007

very quick and easy, dinner was ready in 20 minutes. i also added some fresh lump crabmeat. the sauce gets a lovely pink color. we used linguine, my dh loved this.

chia February 26, 2005