Smoked Salmon and Artichoke in Alfredo Sauce


I first tasted this delicious recipe while visiting a northern California coast micro brewery. This is my version. Serve over linguine and garnish with parsley and additional Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onions

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ¾ pound smoked salmon, cut into small pieces

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and salt until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low; add artichoke hearts, wine, chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest and red pepper flakes; simmer until liquid is reduced and thickened into a sauce, about 10 minutes.

  2. Mix salmon, cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper into sauce; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Pre-smoked salmon can be used or fresh wild caught salmon can be smoked on the grill and used (my favorite).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
21g Fat
10g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 767mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 198mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.