Creamy Salmon Pasta Recipe

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5 minutes
January 29, 2023
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This creamy salmon pasta recipe is loaded with lots of flavors from the dill, lemon, and garlic. With perfectly roasted salmon and a creamy garlic sauce, this simple recipe will make you feel like a professional chef! This pasta dish is perfect for a date night meal but is quick enough to make any day of the week for your kids! Or just get a delicious dish on the table for yourself and enjoy the healthy protein from the salmon.

Creamy Salmon Pasta Recipe

Salmon is a great source of protein, healthy fats, and various essential vitamins and minerals. It is also one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. This popular fatty fish is not only loaded with nutrients but also may reduce certain risk factors for several diseases.

How to Make Creamy Salmon Pasta at Home?

Homemade Salmon Pasta with cream, garlic, and dill is such a simple and quick recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners. Creamy pasta tossed in the delicious sauce and flavorful salmon will become your loved ones’ favorite dinner dish. Not to mention this will be such a pleasure for you too to cook. 40 minutes tops and everything is ready to serve!

Creamy Salmon Pasta

Salmon Pasta Ingredient List

The first thing you should do before starting to prepare this recipe is to carefully read the ingredient list below and make sure you have everything. Even though you want to adapt my version of salmon pasta to your own taste and change a little the ingredients, you should read it once or twice anyway. It is essential to know what you are going to use in order to be prepared for any situation (like your kids starting to fight in the middle of the kitchen).

  • 2 fillets of salmon;
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil, plus one teaspoon if you are roasting;
  • 1 small finely chopped onion or two shallots;
  • 175 grams of penne pasta; 
  • 1 crushed garlic clove;
  • 200 ml of crème fraiche or double cream;
  • 100ml of white wine; 
  • finely chopped small bunch of dill; 
  • ¼ of juiced and zested lemon.
salmon pasta ingredients

Best Salmon Pasta Step-by-Step Recipe

Now that you have all the ingredients at your disposal, here are the steps you can follow to create a creamy salmon pasta recipe in no time:

  1. There are two ways you can make the salmon. You can roast or steam the fish.
    • If you want to roast the salmon, you have to turn the heat of your oven to 200/180C or fan/gas 6. Then, you place the salmon fillets on the baking tray, drizzle them with the olive oil and let them roast for twelve minutes. 
    • If you want to steam the salmon, you can place the fillets with the skin side facing downwards in a steamer. Then, let it steam over a pan of simmering water for at least eight to ten minutes. 
  1. As your salmon is cooking, it is time for you to boil the penne pasta. Be sure to boil it for ten minutes so that it is al dente. 
cooking pasta
  1. Drain the pasta water, but reserve at least 100ml of the liquid for later use. 
  2. Then, take a wide frying pan and heat some olive oil on medium heat. Fry the shallots for six minutes, but don’t let them turn golden. 
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  1. Toss the garlic in the pan and let it fry for at least one minute till it is fragrant. 
  2. Next, add the white wine, and let it bubble for a few minutes until it is decreased by half. 
  3. Add the cream and the seasonings. Then, bring the mix to a gentle simmer.
cream and seasonings
  1. Start flaking the cooked salmon fillets into big pieces, but leave the skin behind. 
  2. Next, toss the salmon with the sauce along with the pasta. 
salmon pieces
  1. Add the dill, lemon juice, and zest. 
lemon juice
  1. Then, just add the pasta water to the sauce to enhance the flavor. 
  2. Toss the pasta with the rest of the ingredients but be gentle, as you don’t want to break the salmon. 
pasta in sauce
  1. Finally, taste the pasta and if you are happy with it, just season it with some black pepper and freshly ground dill. Enjoy your fancy pasta! 
salmon pasta

Enjoy Your Creamy Pasta!

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creamy salmon pasta

Best Creamy Salmon Pasta Recipe

This salmon pasta recipe is creamy, filling, and you can make it in half an hour without any fuss. So, whenever you have a busy day but you still want to indulge in a comforting meal, you can make this in no time.

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 fillets of salmon;
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil, plus one teaspoon if you are roasting;
  • 1 small finely chopped onion or two shallots;
  • 175 grams of penne pasta;
  • 1 crushed garlic clove;
  • 200 ml of crème fraiche or double cream;
  • 100ml of white wine;
  • finely chopped small bunch of dill;
  • 1/4 of juiced and zested lemon.

Instructions

  1. Now that you have all the ingredients at your disposal, here are the steps you can follow to create a creamy salmon pasta recipe in no time:
  2. There are two ways you can make the salmon. You can roast or steam the fish.
    • If you want to roast the salmon, you have to turn the heat of your oven to 200/180C or fan/gas 6. Then, you place the salmon fillets on the baking tray, drizzle them with the olive oil and let them roast for twelve minutes.
    • If you want to steam the salmon, you can place the fillets with the skin side facing downwards in a steamer. Then, let it steam over a pan of simmering water for at least eight to ten minutes.
  3. As your salmon is cooking, it is time for you to boil the penne pasta. Be sure to boil it for ten minutes so that it is al dente.
  4. Drain the pasta water, but reserve at least 100ml of the liquid for later use.
  5. Then, take a wide frying pan and heat some olive oil on medium heat. Fry the shallots for six minutes, but don’t let them turn golden.
  6. Toss the garlic in the pan and let it fry for at least one minute till it is fragrant.
  7. Next, add the white wine, and let it bubble for a few minutes until it is decreased by half.
  8. Add the cream and the seasonings. Then, bring the mix to a gentle simmer.
  9. Start flaking the cooked salmon fillets into big pieces, but leave the skin behind.
  10. Next, toss the salmon with the sauce along with the pasta.
  11. Add the dill, lemon juice, and zest.
  12. Then, just add the pasta water to the sauce to enhance the flavor.
  13. Toss the pasta with the rest of the ingredients but be gentle, as you don’t want to break the salmon.
  14. Finally, taste the pasta and if you are happy with it, just season it with some black pepper and freshly ground dill. Enjoy your fancy pasta!
  • Author: Rosie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Pasta Dinner
  • Method: cook on stove
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: salmon pasta

Finally, another creamy pasta recipe that is ready in no time is here! I am aware that some of you may probably be bored with all these pasta recipes, however, being a huge fan of this dish I just can’t help myself! So, there you have it: creamy garlic salmon pasta. How it was for you to prepare them? Did you achieve the desired final result? Were your loved ones impressed by the salmon pasta flavors? Tell me everything in the comments section below.

Furthermore, I really wanted to let you know that I’m here for all your further questions about the Salmon Pasta recipe, the kitchen in general, and everything else I can help you with. Just let me know what are your curiosities in the comment section below. I always make time to take a look at that section and answer all of your questions.

Last but not least, I know how much you love pasta (after all, you are my beloved reader), so I prepared three more pasta recipes from the weary chef that I love. The three next pasta recipes are creamy, easy to prepare, and full of flavor:

Rosie

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