Farfalle with smoked salmon is a delicious dish, an icon of pop and fast cuisine, and a highly effective pasta dish that you can cook in a few minutes without effort, even if you are not a seasoned chef.
Kitchen purists will turn their noses to hear the words pasta with smoked salmon and cream, but its great charm is beyond question. The cream and salmon sauce is a magical combination that makes everyone agree, from adults to children.
The success of the cream and salmon pasta is effortless: fresh cream softens the flavor and edges of the salmon, which is melted and pan-fried in the cream, finds a delicious balance.
We chose the farfalle because they are a must for making salmon pasta, but you can easily replace them with rigatoni, garganelli, or paccheri.
Ingredients for making farfalle with salmon and cream
- 380 grams of pasta
- 250 grams of smoked salmon
- 250 cl of fresh cream
- 120 grams of onion
- salt and pepper
- 50 grams of parsley
- 25 grams of marjoram
- 5 grams of nutmeg
- 50 grams of lemon peel (organic and untreated
How to make the perfect salmon farfalle
The recipe is straightforward, and there is only one trick for the perfect dish: liquid cream. Avoid at all costs those dodgy cooking cream bricks full of preservatives. Opt for fresh cream. It is always fat, but at least it is not full of palm oil, and if you are already reading this recipe, you are not on a diet!
Ok, let’s go: put the water in the pot to boil on the stove and immediately prepare the cream and salmon dressing.
Finely chop the onion and fry it gently with 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a large pan to contain the pasta. It must not take on color.
After 10 minutes, add the fresh cream, cook for 6 minutes, and add the sliced salmon and stir. Taste and season with salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of nutmeg to taste.
Throw in the pasta and cook it al dente. Drain and throw the farfalle in the pan with the cream and salmon, toss carefully and finish cooking.
Grate the lemon peel and season the pasta to add a refreshing touch. Serve and serve your smoked salmon farfalle, and your guests will ask for more. Thanks to the touch of freshness the lemon peel brings, the dish is rejuvenated, leaner, and more aromatic.
Which wine to pair with farfalle with salmon, cream, and lemon?
Let’s uncork an excellent white wine like the Trebbiano from the Gallegati winery, a white wine with character, with enveloping aromas of ripe fruit and aromatic herbs that blend perfectly with the smoky flavor of salmon. If you feel effervescent, pair Prosecco, Champagne or Franciacorta.
If you want to combine a cocktail, we choose the strong taste of the Moscow Mule.