Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an awesome pasta that is quick to make and very satisfying. I first copied a recipe from Bon Appetit and then combined it with several recipes from my cookbooks. Over the years I have tweeked it to the recipe it is today. I have used fresh salmon in place of smoked salmon when I have not been able to get smoked salmon, and it was very good as well. Served with a salad it makes a very lovely meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook Pasta as directed. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil. Add mushrooms, shallots, garlic and cayenne. Saute until veggies are tender.
  3. Add white wine and bring to boil. Add cream and bring to boil. Let simmer for 3minutes.
  4. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and salmon. Bring to boil and let simmer 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add capers, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  6. Pour salmon mixture onto hot drained pasta. Toss to mix. Add Parmsean and toss well. Let set for 2 minutes as pasta will absorb any extra liquid.
  7. Serve.


Most Helpful

A family friend had given us some fresh salmon he caught and I was looking for a way to use it apart from doing the regular grilled salmon and rice or mash. I came across this recipe and I'm so glad I did! I followed the rest of the recipe as stated. The capers gave it a lovely, tangy flavour. Even my daughter who is picky about fish loved it. Thanks for a keeper!

hedgiehog January 05, 2012

We enjoyed this dish very much, perhaps the best smoked salmon pasta ever.
I liked the addtion of lemon zest, cappers and parsley! I renounced to the parmesan as it was fabulous already. I served this sauce over the individual plates and topped with some parsley, reserved salmon strips and cappers. Looks beautiful!

Thanks a lot for sharing this dream recipe, I will do it again for sure!

awalde October 24, 2011

Delicious. I didn't have capers, so I substituted a few chopped green olives with pimientos. That worked very nicely. The dish had a lovely combination of flavors that will make it a regular in my household from now on.

B. Licious February 06, 2011

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