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Shrimp and smoked salmon pasta |

Shrimp salmon pasta

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What you need

Cooked pasta – enough for 2 people
1 medium onion finely chopped or grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
100g shrimp
100g smoked salmon
small bunch chopped fresh chives
Zest of 1/3 a lemon
150ml fresh cream
splash of white wine or about 30ml
1 teaspoon fresh chopped Thyme
Salt and pepper

The process

Heat the oilve oil in a pan on a medium heat and toss in the onions. Let them cook for about 5 or 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until they are nice and soft.

Now add the shrimp (thawed and dried if you used frozen) and cook for about another 3 or 4 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through.

Toss in the chives, lemon zest, salmon, cream and then the wine. Allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes or until warmed through.

Pour the sauce into your cooked pasta which you have left in the pot and mix to coat the pasta with the sauce.

Serve with a side salad and some crisp warm bread. It is yummy I tell you. Take a look through the other pasta recipes

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10 Responses to “Shrimp and smoked salmon pasta”

  1. Howard says:

    At what stage do you add the smoked salmon ?

  2. Cilla says:

    Hi Graham,

    Can I substitute the wine with something else that yuou can recommend?

    We don’t drink wine and ‘have not done Recpies with Wine.


  3. Portia says:

    Hi Graham

    I don’t like cream in my food. can i just leave it out completely?


  4. joanne says:


    I am just new to cooking and I am not sure which cream I should use for this recipe…
    Can you help me… Thanks!!!

  5. Lora says:

    Hi G

    Is there somethig else that you can substitute the shrimp with?

    • Graham says:

      Hi Lora, you can leave out the shrimp altogether, just double up on the salmon for a smoked salmon pasta, I have done it before and sprinkled a bit of caviar over the top and it’s great. Enjoy G

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