Penne with Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sauce
- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 419.4
- Total Fat: 11.4 g
- Cholesterol: 62.5 mg
- Sodium: 1,170.7 mg
- Total Carbs: 59.4 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
- Protein: 20.3 g
IntroductionCredit - Chef Michael Smith Credit - Chef Michael Smith
1 1-pound box penne pasta
1 cup cream cheese, softened
1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup capers
8 ounces smoked salmon, or more, cut into ribbons
a sprinkle or two sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You can use any of your favourite shaped pastas for this dish, like bowties; but ribbon pastas, like spaghetti, donít work as well. This dish also works equally well with any kind of smoked fish. And if you donít have green onions, try a finely minced red onion. If you donít have capers, try a spoonful of standard green hot-dog relish.
Scoop out some of the starchy cooking water and reserve. Drain the pasta but not quite all the way. Leave it a bit wet. Put the pasta back into the pot along with a splash or two of the reserved water.
While the pasta is still steaming hot, immediately add the rest of the ingredients except the salmon. Stir with a wooden spoon as the cheese melts and forms a creamy sauce.
At the last second briefly stir in the smoked salmon; this way it wonít break up as much. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Serving Size: 6 Servings
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BOOMBOOM2010.