Honey Smoked Salmon and Dill
This pasta is the embodiment of well-balanced and garden fresh.
There is also depth, that the smoke has added to a firm and meaty salmon.
And despite that, the salmon flavor is not as strong as you might think.
It’s offset by some shallots, some cream, most importantly asparagus and dill.
Then you squeeze on some lemon to make everything pop. Pop pop pop, pop!
The acidity of the lemon juice brightens everything up, like the sun on a sunny summer day.
Try the pasta without it first and you’ll see what I mean.
There’s a lot going on in this dish and it should keep your taste buds nice and stimulated.
This pasta is an example of 1+1+1=10.
Like my math?
What I really wanted to say is that this is an example of how bringing individual, ordinary ingredients together can result in an exciting and complex blend of flavors.
Maybe it should be 1 +1 x 5= 10. Something like that. I don’t know.
Aside from the math, this pasta was quite spectacular and is definitely one of my favorites.
I’ve done a few batches with fresh pasta and one with dried pasta.
I like fresh more because the overall flavor profile is a bit better.
And the texture of fresh pasta can never be beat.
Lastly, there’s nothing like dill and fish!!
One of my other favorite pairings is “cha ca”, which is a Vietnamese preparation of white fish and dill.
Maybe that’s the next thing I should try with dill. Cha ca. This recipe looked promising.
Anyone like to use dill for other dishes?
In case you missed them, here are some of my other pasta recipes!
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recipe inspired by nytimes