Smoked Salmon and Tomato Pasta

IN THE midst of trying to find what I was Thankful For so I could be part of Kate Says Stuff’s meme for the first time, I discovered this Smoked Salmon and Tomato Pasta recipe in the archives. I previously used it as a guest post for the lovely Dannie from A Dose of Dannie some months back. However, I can’t help but want to share it on my blog too, with just a little bit of a change.

There are a few reasons I’m thankful for this, my all-time favourite dish:

  • It gives me a pick me up every time I eat it.
  • It uses Tasmania’s finest export – salmon. This is why I love this State.
  • As I said previously, it’s devoured by our three-year-old faster than bikini bottoms on Kirstie Alley. Who created the child with expensive taste?

So, without further ado, here’s the recipe. You’ll be thankful you follow the blog after this one. *wink wink*

Smoked Salmon and Tomato Pasta


100g sliced Tasmanian smoked salmon

1 Tablespoon mixed herbs

Juice from one lemon

Olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove

400g tinned diced tomatoes


2 teaspoons sugar

375g angel hair spaghetti


Cut the salmon into strips and mix with herbs and lemon juice. Saute the garlic and onion in olive oil. Add tomatoes, sugar and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta and drain. Mix pasta into the tomato sauce with half the smoked salmon. Garnish the top of the dish with the remaining salmon.

Note: Pre-kids we added a little chilli to give it some spice, but it works just as well without.

What dish are you thankful for? Which one gives you a pick me up?

Linking up with the lovely Kate Says Stuff’s Thankful Thursday. Click on the link to find out what others are thankful for this week.

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28 Responses to RECIPE: Smoked salmon and tomato pasta

  1. bronnie says:

    Haha, love the Kirstie Alley analogy. Will try this one on the kids. xo

  2. Yeran says:

    mmmm sounds tasty! I will have to try it! and yes I too love the Kirstie Alley analogy lol

  3. Rhianna says:

    Yum yum and yum. I am thankful you shared! And yep I really loved the Kirstie Alley part as well

  4. Caz says:

    Jsut let me say yummy!!!!!! But can you guarantee the kids will eat it? I’m not sure mine will – but who cares really – because I WILL!!

    • Kel says:

      It’s always worth a try, Caz! And if they don’t like it, it just means more for you… and toast for them! 😉
      I cut the salmon into thin strips (if it’s not already cut for me), so it becomes more of a spaghetti dish for them, as opposed to a salmon pasta dish. The recipe isn’t too disimilar to spaghetti bolognese, except that the mince is replaced with salmon. Love to hear what they think of it. xx

  5. Oh I LOVE Salmon, thanks for linking up Kellie, this is going on the menu plan for sure!


  6. I love salmon but now we dont live in Tas is a iffy on the freshness of any seafood.
    Will put this on the menu next I head home to Tas.

    • Kel says:

      Hey Courtney, I actually use the packaged smoked salmon from the fridge section of the supermarket for this one. So much easier to use! 🙂
      Although, nothing beats the fresh stuff from Petuna!

  7. This looks great! Feel free to link it up to my Tasty Thursday Recipe Swap Blog Hop.

  8. Sounds yummo! I’ll have to give it a try one night 🙂

  9. Caz says:

    Just popping back to check out the commentluv :0) Gottal luv it.
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    • Kel says:

      Hehe!! I’m loving it, Caz. I can actually see what everyone’s latest posts are!! Yay! It’s very tempting to want to click through and read them all!!! 😉
      Thanks for the inspiration tonight. xx

  10. Neé says:

    Thanks Kel, now I have a salmon craving. I know what’s for dinner tomorrow… or maybe it will be lunch 😉
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  11. Ewa says:

    looks yummy!!!

  12. oh that sounds like my kinda dish! Definitely going to try it! Yum!
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  13. Definitely trying this one! my bolognese is always a winner … with EVERYONE…. I may have to share it! – Tahlia x
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