Trenette al Salmone Recipe

Trenette al Salmone Recipe


  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter

  • 1 shallot, chopped fine

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 lb (8 oz) smoked salmon, cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch strips

  • 1 oz vodka (optional)

  • 1 lb cooked trenette

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, separated

  • salt & ground white pepper, to taste

  • reserved pasta water


  1. Melt butter in a large, deep frying pan over med-high heat.

  2. Add shallots and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add salmon and continue sautéing for another 2 minutes.

  4. Remove pan from heat, add vodka, give the pan’s contents a quick stir, and return to heat.

  5. After a minute, add the cream and continue cooking until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 – 3 minutes.

  6. Season with 1 tbsp of the parsley and salt & pepper to taste before adding the cooked trenette to the pan. Mix until the pasta is well-coated. If necessary, add a little of the reserved pasta water.

  7. Garnish with remaining tbsp of parsley and serve immediately.

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