Smoky Salmon Fettuccine

"This was first made for me by a friend, and I've tweaked it over the years to make it my own. Although it is by no means a healthy recipe to have in your everyday rotation, it makes a very easy and impressive dish to serve for company. The original recipe did not call for mushrooms, so feel free to subsitute another vegetable or leave them out completely. If you like a spicier dish, add chili flakes to taste with the onions, or a bit of hot sauce after the alfredo is added. If you don't want to use liquid smoke, you can replace the fresh salmon fillet with prepared smoked salmon- just begin the recipe with step seven. Serve with garlic bread and a green salad for a complete meal."
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  • Prepare your grill, or preheat your broiler for high heat.
  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the liquid smoke over the salmon.
  • Grill or broil the salmon until it is just barely done. (Note- when I use the grill for this, I place the salmon skin side down on a piece of foil so that it doesn't stick to the grill.).
  • Remove the salmon for the heat, and set aside to cool slightly.
  • When it is cool enough to handle, remove the skin (if needed) and break the fish into bite sized pieces.
  • Cook the pasta as directed on the package.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, and season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. If you would like to add some heat, add a pinch of chili flakes at this time.
  • Cook the onions, stirring frequently, for one minute.
  • Add the mushrooms, and continue to cook, until the onions are soft and golden.
  • Add the alfredo sauce, and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the reserved salmon, and gently fold into the sauce.
  • If the sauce is too thick, add a little of the pasta cooking water to thin it to your liking.
  • Taste the sauce, and add salt, pepper, or liquid smoke if necessary.
  • When the pasta is al dente, drain and add to the sauce, tossing gently, so the salmon doesn't break up further.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. lazyme
    This was really good. I used some spinach fettuccine and only used a couple of drops of liquid smoke since I used some smoked salmon chunks. Easy to make and everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing. Made for Think Pink tag.
  2. BakinBaby
    So easy and so good. We had leftover grilled salmon, so I used that which made it extra quick. Will certainly make again. Made for PRMP. Thanks for a real keeper
  3. NorthwestGal
    Wow, this was a very good dish. We all loved it. And it's not difficult to make, which is always a plus. I will definitely make this again. Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game, March 2009. Thanks for posting this dish, Ingrid.



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