Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta


Lemon Dill Sauce

This is enough sauce for 8 ounces of pasta.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1/3 cup shallots, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, flaked into bite sized pieces

  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, roasted till barely tender and cut into bite sized pieces

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large skillet heat olive oil and butter over medium heat.

  2. Add shallots and garlic, cook for 2 minutes, then add white wine, lemon juice and lemon zest.

  3. Increase the heat and let it boil down by half.  If you want a slightly creamy sauce, add the cream and let boil one more minute.

  4. Drain pasta, saving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

  5. Add pasta to the skillet with the sauce.

  6. Add back a little of the pasta water to reach your desired consistency.

  7. Add the smoked salmon, asparagus and dill.

  8. Season with black pepper and toss lightly until combined.