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Pasta Al Salmone Affumicato

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  Penne rigate pasta 1 Pound
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter/About half a stick. 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped onion/Finely slivered brown onion. you can also use 3 tbsp of fine diced shallot if you wish. 4 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped garlic/Pureed garlic 2 Tablespoon
  Vodka/Whiskey / brandy 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Pinch
  Clam juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Heavy cream 4 Tablespoon
  Tomato sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Grated cheese 1 Tablespoon

Fill a large pot with well salted water and set it to boil to cook your Penne Regate. Now take your skillet and use medium high heat to melt the butter. Don’t let butter brown or burn. Get the butter to a sizzle this should take about a minute or two depending on whether your stove is electric or gas. After the butter sizzles add your onions and cook them for about two minutes or until they are translucent and soft. You can caramelize them a bit if your want but don’t go overboard with it. Now when the onions are soft it is time to add your garlic and salmon and cook them until the garlic is softened and the salmon turns pink. Make sure to stir it up frequently to prevent the ingredients in the skillet from sticking to it. Now slowly pour in your choice of alcohol, slowly because you don’t want the alcohol to flame up you just want the alcohol to cook out leaving the taste of your choice of alcohol behind. It should take about two minutes to get the alcohol to evaporate on a medium heat. Now add your salt and pepper and keep stirring. Now add the cream and lower the heat to a medium low and stir to keep it from curdling. After a minute or two add your clam juice and tomato sauce and raise the heat back to a medium high and bring this mix to a light boil and reduce the sauce a bit. Now lower heat and simmer for about five minutes. Finally you should have your pasta cooked and drained and placed back into the pot you cooked it in and added some olive oil to in order to keep it from sticking. Pour your sauce over this pasta and while on a medium high heat cook the sauce into the pasta and let the liquid get absorbed into the pasta and plate it. Optional: Add some red pepper flakes and your choice of grated cheese. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Pasta al Salmone affumicato is a small demonstration of Italy's classy culinary skills. This dish is so simple and hardly calls for many ingredients, but man! Does it taste good! Take a look at the video for recipe details. You will love it.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 585 Calories from Fat 166

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.5%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 40 mg13.3%

Sodium 508 mg21.2%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.5%

Dietary Fiber 8.6 g34.5%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 17 g34.2%

Vitamin A 60.4% Vitamin C 15.1%

Calcium 11.9% Iron 13.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pasta Al Salmone Affumicato Recipe Video