Smoked salmon and walnut tagliatelle

    Smoked salmon and walnut tagliatelle

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    About this recipe: Smoked salmon is definitely not a staple Italian ingredient, but it is very popular in Italy during Christmas time. This is a simple dinner party dish. Smoked salmon is quickly marinated and served over pasta, topped with some crunchy walnuts and fresh herbs.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 250g tagliatelle pasta
    • 50g walnuts, chopped
    • freshly chopped chives, to taste
    • freshly chopped dill, to taste
    • 80g smoked salmon, chopped
    • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
    • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, or as needed
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Cook the tagliatelle according to packet instructions.
    2. Reserve 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts, chives and dill. Place the remaining walnuts, herbs, smoked salmon, lemon zest and juice in a bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper. Allow salmon to marinate until the pasta is ready.
    3. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking water. Place pasta back in the pot; add the salmon mixture. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, toss well and cook at low temperature for 30 seconds or so, until well mixed. Add some of the cooking water if too dry.
    4. Garnished with reserved chopped walnuts and herbs; serve.

    Tip

    If you prefer, prepare the salmon mixture a few hours in advance; refrigerate until pasta has cooked.

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