A rich, tasty recipe that's so simple to make!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente.

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  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic until onion is transparent and mushrooms are tender. Stir in tomato paste, pesto sauce, fresh basil, water, and smoked salmon; cook gently for 5 to10 minutes, or until desired consistency is achieved.

  • Drain pasta. Serve sauce over noodles.

Nutrition Facts

571 calories; protein 24.2g; carbohydrates 51.1g; fat 30.6g; cholesterol 23.1mg; sodium 737.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (56)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2005
This recipe is great! Although I changed a few things... First of all, I grilled salmon filets last night in an orange juice, soy sauce and ginger marinade. I used the leftovers in this dish (rather than smoked salmon). I also used Prego tomato sauce with sausage rather than the tomato paste. I didn't have any onion (unfortunately, because I LOVE onion) so I omitted the onion. I used more pesto than called for and no basil or garlic because the pesto sauce had plenty of both. I added a can of chopped tomatoes and a can of green peas (just because I love them) in with the freshly sliced mushrooms and sauteed them all in olive oil. I then mixed all of the ingredients together (including the pasta and the salmon) in a pot then heated it all on a burner. The turn out? DELICIOUS! Read More
(54)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/07/2003
This dish looked bad smelled bad and tasted awful. The mix of tomato paste and pesto resulted in a brown unappetizing sauce. My husband and I ate it because we had nothing else but we threw out the leftovers. Read More
(15)
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2005
This recipe is great! Although I changed a few things... First of all, I grilled salmon filets last night in an orange juice, soy sauce and ginger marinade. I used the leftovers in this dish (rather than smoked salmon). I also used Prego tomato sauce with sausage rather than the tomato paste. I didn't have any onion (unfortunately, because I LOVE onion) so I omitted the onion. I used more pesto than called for and no basil or garlic because the pesto sauce had plenty of both. I added a can of chopped tomatoes and a can of green peas (just because I love them) in with the freshly sliced mushrooms and sauteed them all in olive oil. I then mixed all of the ingredients together (including the pasta and the salmon) in a pot then heated it all on a burner. The turn out? DELICIOUS! Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2005
To make sure that this dish turns out delicious you need to use a good quality pesto or one you know you like as it really makes a lot of difference! I did make slight changes to this recipe: I used rucola added a dash of white wine added porcini mushroom and used half the salmon uncooked the color looks prettier and it also tastes different. (I used the thin salmon slices used to put on bread). Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2005
This was GREAT! I used a low carb penne pasta. The only thing I changed was the amount of smoked salmon. I doubled the amt. called for. At my grocery they sell smoked salmon tidbit for 5/lb. They come packaged from the same company making the 16 a pound. This is be my new favorite dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2003
This is a really tasty dish and it takes no time to make. Also if you don't liked smoked salmon you could substitute any kind of salmon. We grilled and then added it. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2008
the idea of smoked salmon and pesto totally intrigued me so i had to give it a go. first time we made it as printed with the exception of doubling the amount of salmon tasted it and decided to add a sprinkling of lemon juice and a couple of dashes of tabasco. That helped a lot but 2nd time round we also replaced the water with white wine and that turned out to be the prefect combination. will definitely be making again.:) Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2006
Very very good and simple to make. Next time I'm adding dry white wine instead of water plus a smidge of fresh-ground pepper and some pine nuts. I used fiori (flower shapes) instead of spaghetti because that's what I had on hand -- I too would use ziti next time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/06/2003
This dish looked bad smelled bad and tasted awful. The mix of tomato paste and pesto resulted in a brown unappetizing sauce. My husband and I ate it because we had nothing else but we threw out the leftovers. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
I served this dish for company that we had who are picky eaters. We all loved it even my three children! It was quick and easy to make and full of wonderful taste! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I liked this....a healthy change from the tomato cream sauce I usually make with smoked salmon. Used homemade pesto added some chopped sun dried tomato and served over whole grain rotini. With a glass of sauvignon blanc it was a delectable meal. Read More
(10)
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