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Smoked Salmon Pasta

I had some leftover smoked salmon and decided to find a pasta recipe to use it in. I came across a recipe for Tortellini with Smoked Salmon Walnut Gorgonzola Cream Sauce. I opted not to use Tortellini but used bow tie pasta instead. While this dish was good, be careful how much of the smoked salmon you use as it can get salty really fast.

Bowtie Pasta With Smoked Salmon Walnut Gorgonzola Cream Sauce (AlaskaSmokehouse.com)

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy cream1 Tbs. butter

  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • Smoked Salmon (I didn’t measure.. so add as much or as little as you want), drained and crumbled
  • 8 oz. bowtie pasta (cooked)
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish

Preparation:

  1. In a large saute pan, combine 1 cup heavy cream and 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. Bring to a light boil.
  3. Add 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, 2 tablespoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon dried oregano.
  4. Add 1/2 cup crushed walnuts and 3/4 cup crumbled smoked salmon.
  5. Continue to reduce for 2 to 4 minutes then add 8 ounces cooked bow tie pasta.
  6. Saute until pasta is hot.
  7. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve hot.
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