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Penne with Smoked Salmon

148 Reviews
92% would make this recipe again

Penne with leeks and smoked salmon sauce.

An example of an excellent Canadian-Italian marriage!

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
420 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

160 g penne rigate 2 cups
2 slices smoked salmon, chopped 28 g
1 leeks, thinly sliced crosswise 300 g
1 tbsp butter, unsalted 14 g
2 tbsp whipping cream 35% 30 mL
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. To save time, the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the leeks and cut them into thin slices.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat. Sauté the leeks about 5 min until translucent, taking care not to burn them.
  4. Chop the salmon into small pieces and add them to the skillet. Warm up just a few minutes then set aside keeping them warm.
  5. Put the drained penne into the skillet. Add the cream, salt and pepper to taste, then mix well. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Remarks

Parmesan is not added since the flavour of fish sauces in general does not benefit from the addition of cheese.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (300g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

420

Fat

11 g

18 %

Saturated 6.1 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

32 %

Cholesterol

30 mg

Sodium

330 mg

14 %

Carbohydrate

66 g

22 %

Fibre

5 g

20 %

Sugars

4 g

Protein

13 g

Vitamin A

31 %

Vitamin C

13 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

18 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : 2 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Vitamin B12
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 3 ½
Vegetables 1 ½
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 2

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Members' Reviews

148 Reviews (141 with rating only ) 92% would make this recipe again
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cassiebayly@gmail.com
november 15, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

I have made this recipe 3 times since learning of it. It's easy and tasty. Add a little bit of pure maple syrup to salmon when cooking! adds flavor!

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GiftedDesigns
march 01, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

I will definitely have to retry this. I feel the leeks never really softened even though I put it on low heat...they went right to being browned. Perhaps I went too fine with them. Another thing that was disappointing is the quantity of 'sauce'. I don't think 1tbsp makes a sauce at all. All it did was slightly coat the pasta, it did not really allow all the ingredients to meld together. I ended up with a bunch of leeks and salmon on the bottom of my bowl. Next time, I'll definitely put more salmon, a little less leek, add some shrimp, garlic & other spices and make more of a bechamel sauce to put it all in. I do have to say that the leeks, pasta and salmon taste great together...:)

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vincentcadoret
september 07, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Simple to cook, tastes great and looks great.

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shoshi68
may 13, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Quite scrumptiously rich! Easy to make, love the silky sweet leeks combined with the salty salmon.

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Ronaldenney
march 31, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

They loved it! I'm not a fish eater, but this was very tasty. Only thing I might do in the future is to do more cream in the sauce, (calls for 3 TBSP - I'd do 5 or 6 TBSP)

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Vitamin D | High Iron | Kosher | High Fibre | Halal | Italian

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cassiebayly@gmail.com
november 15, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

I have made this recipe 3 times since learning of it. It's easy and tasty. Add a little bit of pure maple syrup to salmon when cooking! adds flavor!

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GiftedDesigns
march 01, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

I will definitely have to retry this. I feel the leeks never really softened even though I put it on low heat...they went right to being browned. Perhaps I went too fine with them. Another thing that was disappointing is the quantity of 'sauce'. I don't think 1tbsp makes a sauce at all. All it did was slightly coat the pasta, it did not really allow all the ingredients to meld together. I ended up with a bunch of leeks and salmon on the bottom of my bowl. Next time, I'll definitely put more salmon, a little less leek, add some shrimp, garlic & other spices and make more of a bechamel sauce to put it all in. I do have to say that the leeks, pasta and salmon taste great together...:)

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vincentcadoret
september 07, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Simple to cook, tastes great and looks great.

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