Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Capers

Serve your salmon-loving friends this elegant and easy pasta dish. For those of you not watching your pennies, substitute caviar for capers. I envy you. We should get together sometime.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ½ (16 ounce) package orecchiette pasta

  • 1 cup cream

  • 2 slices red onion, chopped

  • 6 ounces smoked salmon, cut into strips

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon capers

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add orecchiette and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 9 to 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine cream and onion in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat.

  3. Gently stir salmon, Parmesan cheese, capers, butter, and parsley into the cream mixture and serve over pasta.

Cook's Note:

Half-and-half works fine in place of cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
31g Fat
44g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 594mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* 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.

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