Rating: 4.33 stars
76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

A rich and creamy sauce that will complement your favorite pasta. Easy to double or triple if you need more than two servings' worth. Serve with your favorite pasta.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan saute butter and onion with smoked salmon. Once the pan begins to lightly smoke, pull saucepan away from heat source and add the Vodka.

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  • When the Vodka has burned off, return the sauce to heat source and mix in the tomatoes, tomato sauce and heavy cream.

  • Season sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and chile pepper. Reduce sauce to desired consistency; serve.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 5.9g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 63.8mg; sodium 641.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (65)

76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
My dinner guests really enjoyed this one. Make sure you do burn off the vodka though because I didn't at first and it was WAY too strong like taking a bite out of a shot of vodka or something. YUCK. I had to boil the sauce for a little while to burn all the alcohol off of it. Over all great taste made it with farafelle pasta and served it with asparagus. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I am from Scotland, the home of smoked salmon and it took this great American site to show me the best ever recipe for smoked salmon. Everyone who tries it wants to know the recipe. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2004
This is tasty. Be careful not to over salt as the smoked salmon will add a lot of saltieness to the sauce. This recipe makes a pretty small amount of sauce so if you're serving more than 2 or 3 people I suggest doubling it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
oh this is good!!!...i doubled the recipe to use up the ingreds i had...the only thing i changed was to use sweet red pepper (chopped) instead of fresh tomatoes coz i didnot have them and used 'alymers gourmet pasta sauce with shrooms' for the tom sauce otherwise...i simmered it quite awhile coz i think i used too much cream but it reduced nicely no harsh vodka taste and well it was well worth making...will forsure recommend this recipe and i will make it again...thanks for sharing... Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
I found this recipe to be wonderful with my home-made smoked salmon but, very, very rich. I subsituted 1% milk with half & half instead of the heavy cream. The cayene pepper gave it just the right bite and the more you simmer, the thicker the sauce. No need to simmer the vodka down off of the burner however....just turn the burner down super low, it still works! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2007
Made this last night for dinner with my boyfriend and it was fabulous! Very easy and elegant. Served it over farfalle with sauteed asparagus spears on the side. I added two cloves of garlic and a chopped shallot to the sauce and a bit more onion (red) than called for. To make it healthier (and because I do not like very rich sauces on my pasta) I used half-n-half in place of the heavy cream and Smart Balance Light margarine instead of butter. I did not add any additional salt. I was worried that it would be too salty but after adding the tomatoes (on the advice of other reviewers added in the last few minutes of making the sauce) and mixing with the pasta the saltiness was fine. Will definitely make again! Also I doubled the sauce except for the salmon (chopped up 4 oz which was a lot) and it ended up being WAY more than just two of us needed. If you are making it for 2-3 people and are eating normal-sized portions I would not double the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
My husband and I really enjoyed this meal. I started out with a pretty deep sauce pot and was able to burn the Vodka by removing the pot from the heat and lighting it with a match. We'll definitely have this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2008
I made this with some salmon fillets that I baked in the oven. I really liked it (although I wish I had added some garlic) but Husband wasn't so keen on the vodka flavor. He also didn't much like the super pink appearance. I give it 5 stars he gives it 3. I served it with buttered egg noodles and fresh green beans. Good stuff! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
This was very tasty and my husband and a guest we had over the night I tried it thought it was really great. Just a note: it needs very little salt. I put in probably a quarter teaspoon and it was too salty. Read More
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