smoked salmon pasta

smoked salmon pasta


400g spaghetti
2 cloves garlic crushed or finely chopped
120g pack smoked salmon trimmings, snipped into tiny pieces with your kitchen scissors
40g self-raising flour
70ml single cream
50 ml oil
250ml approx. water
160g onion, very finely chopped
salt and ground black pepper to taste


Cook spaghetti as per packet instructions, drain and cover. In a large frying pan or wok (which will take all your cooked pasta plus a sauce) warm the oil, saute the onion, until it is just softened, not browned, and add the flour, stirring to make a thick paste.

Whilst constantly stirring, gradually add cream, and water until you have a thick creamy sauce. Add garlic and seasoning and finally the salmon.

Cook gently for one minute, to flavour the sauce but not overcook the fish.

Tip all of the cooked pasta into your frying pan stirring with a wooden spoon to coat each piece of spaghetti with sauce.

Finally tip the dressed pasta into a large serving bowl and garnish with salt (not too much is needed as the salmon is salted) and ground black pepper.

Serve with homemade bread to mop up the sauce.


I think this is my favourite recipe on the site. I love fish and I always feel guilty as it is expensive so ups my budget, I had never seen the salmon pieces before...also never put fish in pasta. So yummy frugal revelations all round! And it feels really luxurious - C.B. London