Salmon with Penne & Vodka Cream Sauce

Salmon with Penne & Vodka Cream Sauce

There have been lots of variations on this recipe over the years but you may find this offers a nice balance while being chocked full of salmon.

Salmon with Penne & Vodka Cream Sauce
Serves 4
This vodka and cream sauce pasta marries so well with poached salmon while the smoked salmon adds that extra punch.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
576 calories
24 g
130 g
34 g
28 g
15 g
357 g
624 g
4 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
357g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 576
Calories from Fat 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g
53%
Saturated Fat 15g
77%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 130mg
43%
Sodium 624mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 4g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
29%
Vitamin C
26%
Calcium
13%
Iron
17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 yelllow onion, finely chopped
  2. 2 tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 Roma tomato, chopped
  4. ½ cup vodka
  5. 1 cup crushed tomatoes or passata
  6. 1 cup light cream (10%)
  7. ½ tsp salt
  8. ½ tsp crushed chili peppers
  9. 4 basil leaves
  10. ½ cup chicken stock
  11. ½ cup water
  12. 8 oz salmon fillets
  13. 3 oz smoked salmon cut into thin strips
  14. 1½ cups uncooked penne (or other short pasta)
  15. 1 tbsp butter
  16. ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions on package
  2. Add chicken stock and water to a pot with a cover and a steamer basket, bring to a boil
  3. Place salmon fillets on the basket and poach in the steam for about 10 minutes or until done. Fish should be moist, tender and flaky. Set aside when done and allow to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente, drain and set aside.
  5. With two forks, flake the salmon and set aside.
  6. To a large pot, add the olive oil, heat to medium and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes or until translucent.
  7. Add the Roma tomato and sauté for about 2 minutes
  8. Add the basil, chili pepper and vodka and allow to reduce for about 2 mintutes
  9. Add the crushed tomatoes or passata, bring to a boil, reduce heat and stir in the cream.
  10. Stir in the flaked, poached salmon followed by the pasta
  11. Bring to a simmer and stir in the butter
  12. Transfer the mixture to serving plates and top with smoked salmon and parsley
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calories
576
fat
34g
protein
28g
carbs
24g
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