Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus, Dill, and Smoked Salmon


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Honey Smoked Salmon and Dill 

This pasta is the embodiment of well-balanced and garden fresh.

Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus, Dill, and Smoked Salmon. A delicious and decadent way to enjoy salmon and asparagus. Cream, lemon and dill take this over the top and transform this pasta into edible magic. | www.alldayieat.com

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?

Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus, Dill, and Smoked Salmon

In case you missed them, here are some of my other pasta recipes!

Spaghetti with Pancetta, Kale, and Butternut Squash

Fresh Fettuccine with Roasted Eggplant and Tomato

Cacio e Pepe (Roman pasta with cheese and pepper)

Fresh Pasta – Fettuccine with Arugula Walnut Pesto

Roasted Sun Gold Tomatoes with Spaghetti, Basil and Parmigiano Reggiano

Mentaiko Pasta with Olive Oil and Shiso

Mentaiko Pasta with Cream, Shiso, and Nori

Japanese Style Macaroni Salad with Bacon, Cucumber, and Red Onion

Japanese Style Macaroni Salad with Tuna

Bucatini with Fresh Herbs and Zesty Breadcrumbs

 

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recipe inspired by nytimes

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Course Main Dish
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Fresh Fettuccine with Asparagus, Dill, and Smoked Salmon | www.alldayieat.com
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
  2. Snap off the ends of the asparagus where they break naturally and cut into pieces about an inch long.
  3. While the water is coming to a boil, melt the butter in a large heavy skillet. Add the shallots and asparagus and saute until shallots are soft. Stir in the cream and simmer about five minutes, until the cream has thickened somewhat.
  4. Add the salmon to the cream and remove the skillet from the heat. Season with pepper and lemon juice.
  5. When the pot of water is boiling, add the fettuccine, stir it once or twice, then cook until just before al dente. Drain.
  6. If needed, warm the sauce and add fettuccine. Toss and add pepper or additional lemon juice. Sprinkle with dill and serve.

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