Easy, festive recipe for smoked salmon and caviar pasta, from a restaurant in Italy. Uses only 4 ingredients for the sauce: cream, smoked salmon, caviar and parsley. The sauce is very rich; with a green salad, this makes a full meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, place cream in a small saucepan, over medium-low heat. Stir in the smoked salmon, and season with nutmeg and black pepper if desired. Stir frequently until thickened.

  • Place drained pasta into a large serving bowl. Pour the cream sauce over the pasta, and add the caviar. Toss gently until some of the caviar has broken and colors the pasta slightly. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of parsley.

Note

Do not add any salt until you are sure that the saltiness of the smoked salmon and caviar are not enough for your taste.

Nutrition Facts

584 calories; protein 21g; carbohydrates 64.4g; fat 27.1g; cholesterol 205.1mg; sodium 372.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2008
The salt note is important. I made this two times. The second time I just used fresh salmon and seasoned to taste. Relly good recipe!!!! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2008
The salt note is important. I made this two times. The second time I just used fresh salmon and seasoned to taste. Relly good recipe!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2006
The taste was good. I was afraid it would be too salty from the salmon and caviar but it was not. I had to add some salt. I made it for a special occasion - was not disappointed - just expected something more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2013
Fresh flavorful and easy; that's what makes this dish so successful. We smoked our own salmon and freshly grated nutmeg was a nice touch. I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2014
The saltiness will obviously also vary depending on if you go with roe or actual caviar. I went with salmon roe because I'm twisted like that (I also get thrills from egg-washing chicken) but I went with an exceptionally top-notch Scottish smoked salmon. So if you have to skimp on the caviar / roe do yourself a favor and get a quality smoked salmon. I added all the 'optionals' - nutmeg being a surprising flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2014
I made this for Valentine's Day Dinner and it was incredible! I just used smoked salmon bought from the store the type you put on bagels with cream cheese and it turned out wonderful!!! The nutmeg added such an interesting dimension to the taste you really shouldn't skip it! Plus the contrast of the blue pasta (thanks to the caviar) and the pink salmon was so much fun! And did I mention this was a snap to make? Wonderful wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2016
I would recommend cooking the pasta longer than the 3-4 minutes that the recipe suggests it was just too al dente for me. The smokiness of the salmon saltiness of the caviar and creaminess of the pasta all went perfectly together and made for a delicious dish. Read More
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