13 Reviews

This was incredibly yummy! The BH could not believe that I was using some of our precious smoked salmon to make a pasta dish, but once he had a try he stopped complaining and ate up like a good boy. The only changes I made was to use a vegetable broth instead of chicken, and to stir in a little cream into the sauce. We can't wait to try this one again!

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Mirj June 29, 2003

Liked this a lot Miss Rita...very easy and nice for a hot summer day...If you are like JanRoundOz above and want a heavier twist to this dish, you can simply add a touch of cream and about 1/3 of a cup of boursin cheese (or Rondele, any spreadable herbed cheese). It will melt right into the warmed pasta and add a touch of creaminess without being too heavy for the dish. Great recipe Rita..thanks again!!!

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Mrs Goodall June 27, 2006

This was just ok for us. I think my 6-year old liked it best! It was definitely easy to prepare and had a simple, fresh taste, but seemed to be missing something. My husband added some blue cheese to his and thought that added to the dish.

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Lori Ann D November 22, 2009

This is a good, easy to make dish that stretches a small amount of a pricy ingredient a long way. One observation: a pound of pasta is eight servings, not four. I was cooking for myself, so made 1/4 of the recipe, but a standard 2-ounce portion of small whole wheat shells. I did not have a quarter cup of either stock or broth and did not want to open a can for such a small amount, BUT I did have some heavy cream in the fridge, and the cream worked very well to marry the ingredients and counterpoint the sharpness of the lemon. The peas are a great addition, adding color and fiber. I would certainly serve this to anyone.

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zeldaz51 August 26, 2009

This is a keeper! I was looking for a way to use up some smoked salmon I received as a gift. This is a perfect summer dish - very light, with bright clean flavors. And incredibly simple to make.

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SuperGaijin March 26, 2009

This was good especially considering that I am not a huge smokes salmon person. My friend invited me over for a sample plate. It has a very fresh lemony taste that is nice and light...nothing to slow you down for something like a nap on a busy day. A day like today!

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Kitchen Witch Steph June 28, 2008

This made a stunning Spring meal for the partner and I, who both love pasta and smoke salmon. I have to admit I was so tempted to add some boursin (as others suggested), or some diced canned tomatoes; but, I am glad I followed the recipe. It allows for the wonderful taste of the smoked salmon to shine through. Thorsten had suggested that the flavors blend more if allowed to stand for awhile, so I allowed all the ingredients to blend over a low flame for 10 minutes. If you do this too, subtract 2 minutes off the cooking time for your pasta.

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Chef-Boy-I-Be Illinois May 20, 2008

Simple and perfect.

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sugarpea January 15, 2008

We absolutely loved this! I made no changes and we devoured it instantly! It was so easy to make too! I am a very slow cook and even I got it on the table in less than a half hour. Thank you so much Rita! This will be on our table as often as I can get my hands on some quality smoked salmon.

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ksduffster June 28, 2007

I made this for lunch the other day and while I enjoyed it my SO LOVED it so much he even had some cold. The only change I made was to use vegetable stock and I added the dill to the pasta along with the other ingredients. I also added some lite cream and next time will throw in some Boursin as suggested by Goodall. Tastes best when eaten not too hot and liberally seasoned with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. A nice, light summer dish that is elegant enough to be served at a dinner party!

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Soobeeoz September 25, 2006
Penne With Smoked Salmon and Peas