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    Penne With Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Cream

    Penne With Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Cream. Photo by Peter J

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    12 mins

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    10 mins

    CHRISSYG's Note:

    What speaks more of spring than asparagus? Velvety textures of cream and the smoked salmon are well balanced with crisp-tender asparagus and the freshness of lemon zest. This is a creamy flavorful dish that I've created on my own after trying some less than exciting versions from other cook books and magazines. I hope you enjoy!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted water per package directions. (al dente).
    2. 2
      Melt butter in frying pan and add shallots.
    3. 3
      Sautee’ 1-2 minutes until they begin to sweat.
    4. 4
      Add asparagus and continue to sautee’ until crisp-tender.
    5. 5
      Once the asparagus are crisp-tender add half and half, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons dill and salt. Bring to a light simmer.
    6. 6
      Drain pasta and add the pasta and the salmon to the cream sauce, lightly toss and heat through. Turn into serving bowl or platter and top with remaining dill and sprinkling of grated cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 21, 2008

      45

      This was pretty good. There wasn't enough sauce for the pasta and I had to make more. The flavor was pretty good though. I would make it again but I would double the sauce next time.

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    • on March 03, 2007

      55

      Mmmm, this was really good, the smoked salmon and cream were great together! I didn't have any fresh dill so instead used dried dill during the cooking and garnised with continental parsely.

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    • on December 01, 2005

      55

      This was great, and that's coming from someone who doesn't particularly like smoked salmon, especially in pasta. I'm not sure how good a judge that makes me, but to me the balance of flavours was perfect. And it was quick & easy to make, too. I used bavette in place of the penne, full cream, more parmesan than suggested, a sprinkling of cracked pepper and 200gm of the best smoked salmon I could find. Thank you for a recipe I'm sure to make again soon.

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    Nutritional Facts for Penne With Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Cream

    Serving Size: 1 (207 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 549.5
     
    Calories from Fat 103
    18%
    Total Fat 11.4 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 29.4 mg
    9%
    Sodium 583.8 mg
    24%
    Total Carbohydrate 97.8 g
    32%
    Dietary Fiber 14.9 g
    59%
    Sugars 1.6 g
    6%
    Protein 18.1 g
    36%

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