This is a recipe from Rachel Allen over on www.rte.ie/lifestyle/food/
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Rachels says: “This is a really good pasta dish, great for all the family, and it makes a little bit of smoked salmon go a long way.”
Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon, Watercress and Peas
– salt and freshly ground black pepper
– 500g tagliatelle
– 200g crème fraîche
– 200g smoked salmon
(sliced into strips 1cm wide)
– 50g frozen peas
– 25g finely grated parmesan cheese
– good squeeze of lemon juice
– 2 tblsp chopped chives
– 50g watercress leaves (roughly chopped)(can use rocket as an alternative)
- Fill a large saucepan with water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to the boil.
- Add the tagliatelle and cook for 10-12 minutes (or follow the instructions on the packet), stirring occasionally, until just tender.
- In the meantime, place the crème fraîche in a saucepan on a low heat and gently warm through for 1 minute.
- Add the smoked salmon strips and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, cook the peas in a small saucepan of boiling, salted water (I usually take some of the pasta cooking water from the large saucepan) for 1-2 minutes or until just cooked.
- Add the peas to the crème fraîche mixture along with three-quarters of the Parmesan cheese, the lemon juice and half of the chives, and stir together.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from the heat.
- Drain the cooked pasta (leaving a couple of tablespoons of the cooking liquid in the saucepan) and return it to the saucepan, removed from the heat.
- Scatter with the watercress (or rocket) and pour over the crème fraîche mixture.
- Toss everything together so that all the ingredients are well combined and check the seasoning, adding more salt and pepper or lemon juice if necessary.
- Divide between plates or pasta bowls, scatter with the remaining chives and serve.
You can view the original of this recipe on www.rte.ie/lifestyle/food/
And you can click here to order your Irish Smoked Salmon
from the Duncannon Smokehouse.