Creamy Salmon Pasta with Peas, Dill and Creme Fraîche

Creamy Salmon Pasta with Peas, Dill and Creme Fraîche | 31Daily.com

This quick and easy Creamy Salmon Pasta with Peas, Dill and Creme Fraîche is a deliciously simple weeknight dinner requiring only a few ingredients.

Salmon, delicious on its own, is only made more delectable by fresh dill and crème fraîche. Tossed with your favorite pasta, it’s a quick and easy meal that tastes like anything but.

Creamy Salmon Pasta with Peas, Dill and Creme Fraîche | 31Daily.com

Dinner is on the table, in 20 minutes or so. That’s my kind of weeknight meal.

Creamy Salmon Pasta with Peas, Dill and Creme Fraîche | 31Daily.com

Let’s talk about the salmon. Yes, it’s canned. But if you have leftover cooked salmon — by all means, use that! Or smoked salmon would be incredible. I always stock canned salmon in my pantry from Costco. It’s versatile and an easy meal maker.

Creme fraîche is most similar to sour cream. The difference is two-fold. Sour cream usually has a 20% fat content. Creme fraîche has a 30% fat content and doesn’t contain thickening additives. It’s also creamier and less tangy than sour cream.

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Creamy Salmon Pasta with Peas, Dill and Creme Fraîche

Creamy Salmon Pasta with Peas, Dill and Creme Fraîche | 31Daily.com

This quick and easy Creamy Salmon Pasta with Peas, Dill and Creme Fraîche is a deliciously simple weeknight dinner requiring only a few ingredients.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup creme fraîche (I use low fat)
1-2 tablespoons half and half
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
12 ounces canned salmon, drained

Instructions

Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Continue to boil until the pasta is tender, following package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, to a large skillet add the butter and garlic. Sauté the garlic over medium heat one to two minutes, or until soft but not brown. Reduce heat, add creme fraîche, 1 to 2 tablespoons of half and half to loosen it up, and the peas; gently simmer 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the salmon and dill; heat through and let the sauce thicken slightly.

Toss cooked pasta in the skillet with the sauce to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with shredded Parmesan. Stir gently to melt the cheese. Serve warm.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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