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Smoked Salmon Pasta



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smoked salmon pasta

creamy and luxurious
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Freezes Well
Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 59p
Calories: 622kcal
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  • 400 g spaghetti
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed or finely chopped
  • 120 g smoked salmon trimmings, snipped into tiny pieces with your kitchen scissors
  • 40 g flour self-raising
  • 70 ml single cream
  • 50 ml oil
  • 250 ml water
  • 160 g 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 and saute the onion, until it is just softened, not browned.
  • 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.


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Nutrition Facts
smoked salmon pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 622 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 252mg11%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 203IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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