Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pappardelle Noodles with Smoked Salmon, Dill and Capers


Now that we are back in Oregon for the summer our days are very busy. When it's time for dinner we are more than ready for a quick and substantial meal. Many hours are needed to get the house and yard back together. In January this year there was 20 inches of rain. That and some unusually heated days brings along a very aggressive set of weeds.

The great thing about this dish is you can use any type of pasta or grain, you can add peas, asparagus, spinach or even broccoli. Smoked trout would be wonderful too. Maybe a different sauce, it's up to you. This dish is an example of how one simple ingredient can be exchanged for another depending on what is available and what you like. Have fun with your food. This is not a new exotic dish, but this is my way of preparing this meal.

Makes enough for 2 to 3 people

Ingredients:

8 ounces of pappardelle noodles (I used dried from Trader Joe’s)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic scape (sliced thinly)(you can use shallots or garlic or half n half of both)
1 lemon, juice and zest
¾ cup of heavy cream
1 tablespoon tomato paste (I used the concentrated kind out of the tube) 1 tablespoon capers (rinsed)
½ pound smoked salmon
¼ to ½ cup of pasta water, if needed
2 tablespoons fresh dill, (chopped)
¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

To prepare:

First cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, mine took about 10 minutes (go by the package directions as it also depends on shape that you use). (You want the pasta to have a slight bite to it). Before done scoop out 1 cup of the water and set aside. Drain into a colander.

This next part goes pretty fast.

In a medium sized skillet on medium heat add olive oil and then garlic scape. Stir occasionally until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and zest, heavy cream, tomato paste, capers and salmon. Stir and simmer a few minutes.


Add pasta water if pasta is a little dry, then add dill. Finish with fresh cracked pepper. Enjoy!


Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

37 comments:

  1. That looks very satisfying and delicious!

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  2. I love pasta and salmon! Such a wonderful combo of flavors. And I love dishes like this that are easy to put together, and easy. Perfect summer dish -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks John, summer is such a wonderful time to bring out all those easy recipes right? hope you are having a great week.

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  3. Looks delicious Cheri! Perfect meal after a hard days work! Happy you are enjoying yourself!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, we enjoyed this very much. Yes, I am having a wonderful time.

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  4. Oh my, Cheri... I've been away too long from your blog and will begin catch up. This looks and reads so delish. I am definitely going to try this! Thank you for being so creative!,,

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    1. Hi Sandra, oh my goodness, Don and I were just talking about you guys, would love to get together this summer if possible. Hope all is well. xo, Cheri

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  5. Oregon must be gloriously green after all that rain =) Your supper looks indeed to be a satisfying finish to a day of house and garden prep =)

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    1. Hi Kim, yes it is green even though last year we were in a drought. Having lots of fun outdoors.

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  6. This is my kind of pasta dish and the dill is so refreshing 😀

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    1. Thanks Tandy, just planted some dill in the garden yesterday.

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  7. It isn't often that I combine pasta with any kind of seafood, Cheri. I really should change that because your Pasta & Salmon sounds like it would hit the spot right now and it's only 8AM, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, Cheri...

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    1. Hi Louise, we never had pasta and seafood in pasta growing up but my husband's mom would make many different combinations, she's a great cook.

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  8. This looks like such a treat. I love anything that starts with pappardelle! You guys eat so beautifully. : )

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    1. Thanks Monica, I love pappardelle too, such a fantastic shape and texture.

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  9. Looks amazingly delicious dear. Loved it!

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  10. Hi Cheri,
    While I love pasta with prawns, my big girl loves pasta and smoked salmon. Will try out this wonderful dish for her. Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Oh, Cheri, you made this dish for me, didn't you? lol. My favourite noodles, fish and lots of garlic! Who could ask for anything more. Simply fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Robyn, can't wait until I can get my hands on a fresh one from the docks.

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  12. Cheri, your dish looks delicious! My kind of food, for sure. We love the noodles and salmon to so this is a must try! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Pam, hope you and your hubby enjoy this! Take care!

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  13. I ended up making a version of this last night for Mark and me. I forgot to buy dill, so I just added some thyme. I used Trader Joe's lemon and ricotta filled ravioli, and smoked salmon from our farmers market. (The fishmonger gets his fish through his father, who fishes it in Alaska!) It was fantastic, Cheri. Thanks for a great basic recipe!

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    1. Hi David, so clever to use ravioli, will have to try your version next time. Sounds like you found a great fishmonger, can't get any better than Alaska.

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  14. Sounds rich and luscious and perfect after a day of digging weeds. We haven't had anywhere near 20 inches, but I still feel your pain. I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

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    1. Hi Abbe, I actually enjoy working in the yard, well I guess really my garden......

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  15. The weeds were awful here too this spring! What a wonderful meal to eat after a hard day of tackling your yard and garden chores. You must be able to get such fresh salmon there too. I'm waiting for King salmon to his our markets. It's my favorite.

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    1. Hi Susan, yes we are picking up a fresh one sometime this month. Can't wait!

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  16. This pasta looks super and yummy and so full of ah-mazing flavors. A perfect Friday night meal! YUM!

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    1. Thanks Anu, can't go wrong with these ingredients.

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  17. what a wonderful combination of ingredients--i haven't seen salmon with pasta before, i don't think! very appetizing dish, cheri! :)

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    1. Hi Grace, it is really good especially with the pappardelle, hope you have a chance to try it. Take care!

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  18. I love salmon and tuna with pasta! Love the sauce with this! I must make this for summer! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I bet all those flavors tasted good together! I wouldn't have thought of pairing salmon with noodles, but I bet it was really good with the sauce. You are such a creative cook. Sometimes I think I get stuck in ruts as far as cooking goes! :)

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