Thursday, July 2, 2015

Penne with Creamy Salmon

When we grill salmon I'm always happy to have enough left over meat to make this simple but flavourful pasta dish. Serves 4.
  • 2 cups (or more)baked salmon, cut into chunks
  • 375 gram box penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup drained and chopped sun dried tomatoes (optional, but add great flavour)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • feta cheese (optional but adds great flavour)
  1. Cut salmon into small pieces.
  2. Boil pasta as directed on package.
  3. While pasta is boiling, melt butter in a large non stick skillet. Add garlic and saute, but do not allow to brown. 
  4. Immediately add cream. Bring to a slow boil and turn down to a simmer. The cream will begin to thicken slightly. Add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to temperature where it is just barely bubbling, stirring often for approximately 10 minutes. Add chopped sun dried tomatoes and chopped salmon. Continue to cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. When pasta is done, drain well. Place pasta in a large bowl and add creamy salmon mixture. Stir lightly, coating the pasta with the cream mixture. Sprinkle generously with crumbled feta. 


  1. I can almost taste this yummy flavour combination.

  2. Looks delicious Kathy - especially like the addition of the Feta cheese to this.