This is a great twist on a typical smoked salmon pasta dish. The cognac and the toasted pumpkin seeds take this dish to the next level.
To cook pasta, bring a saucepan of water to a rolling boil, add salt and then add the pasta. Pasta cooks better when it is immersed into already boiling water. When making a pasta and sauce dish, you can use a few tablespoons of the starchy pasta water to thicken your sauces.