Creamy Smoked Salmon Fettuccine
Creamy Smoked Salmon Fettuccine

Creamy Smoked Salmon Fettuccine

What would be a romantic meal to make? I asked the family. I need some romantic food idea’s for a Valentines Day dinner.

“There isn’t any romantic food.” explained my mere male, Mr GG “There are romantic meals, but it’s not the food, it’s the setting.”

My daughter rolled her eyes. She’s only 7 years old and she listed the following in a bored voice, Champagne, Chocolates, French bread sticks, French cheese… anything French really.

Smoked Salmon Fettuccine

Smoked Salmon Fettuccine

I turned away from my food challenged husband and son to concentrate on Anais.

“Is fettuccine romantic?” I asked her.

Fettuccine Foodgawker Image

Fettuccine Foodgawker Image

She thought for a moment, “Are you serving it with French bread?” she asked

I told her I was.  She thought again and said, “Yes I think it is, especially if you do that slurpy thing where you suck the pasta up together and then kiss.”

Lady & The Tramp Pasta Scene

Lady & The Tramp Pasta Scene

Hmm, I said, “I have never done that before. Do you think daddy would do that with me?”

I looked over at Brett and saw him pull a face which let me know it was out of the question.  Lachlan told me I was being gross.

Fettuccini Tastespotting Image

Fettuccini Tastespotting Image

It didn’t matter if the boys thought I was being gross.  I knew exactly what I would make for our romantic evening meal on Valentines Day. We would have Smoked Salmon Fettuccine with a creamy Lemon and Dill sauce.

Salmon Fettuccine w garlic Bread & Sparkling Wine

Salmon Fettuccine w garlic Bread & Sparkling Wine

In fact, I think this was one of the dishes that won my husbands heart when we first met. Smoked Salmon is the perfect choice for and important meal because it’s romantic and decadent, plus it goes perfectly with sparkling wine.

Superior Gold Salmon

Superior Gold Salmon

I love the flavour of Superior Gold Smoked Salmon it’s so smokey and moist. I have to be careful not to eat it straight from the packet.

Creamy Smoked Salmon Fettuccine
Recipe Type: Pasta, Main
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Julie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
A delicious creamy pasta dish with rich decadent flavours.
Ingredients
  • 500gm Fresh Fettuccine (cold section supermarket)
  • 600ml pouring cream
  • 250gm Superior Gold Smoked Salmon
  • 1 medium brown onion finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic diced
  • 3 spring onions chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 Tbs chopped dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add 150gm of roughly chopped smoked salmon to a heavy based saucepan with cream, garlic and onion.
  2. Cook the salmon sauce keeping it at a slow boil and stirring constantly. The sauce will reduce by half and thicken slightly. This may take 15 minutes or so, depending on the size of the saucepan. Be careful not to let the cream boil over or burn to the bottom of the saucepan.
  3. Add the spring onion dill and white wine to the sauce and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir through the remaining salmon.
  5. Add the spinach to the saucepan and mix it through the sauce.
  6. Finally add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Boil another saucepan of water ready to cook the pasta.
  8. Cook pasta as per the manufacturers directions.
  9. Drain the pasta once cooked and combine the sauce and pasta.
  10. Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese and extra dill.

I like to serve the Smoked Salmon Fettuccine with extra lemon and lots of dill and Parmesan cheese.  I think it gives the dish a really fresh, healthy taste… yes, yes, I know… it uses a boat load of cream so it can’t be considered healthy.  Hehe, but if you add the dill and lemon it tastes healthy so we can pretend it is!

Creamy Smoked Salmon Fettuccini

Creamy Smoked Salmon Fettuccini

I hope all my lovely readers have a very Happy Valentines Day with someone special.

Gourmet Getaways would like to thank Superior Salmon for providing samples of their delicious premium product.  Gourmet Getaways has not been remunerated for this article all opinions, images and ideas are our own.

 

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Comments

  1. Delicate and delicious!

  2. Oh my, Julie, this dish is utterly divine! So perfect for Valentine’s and I love that pic of Lady and The Tramp, I just recently put it on my own pasta post, lol. Pasta is always romantic and mixed with smoked salmon into a creamy delight is perfection. Thanks for a great recipe!
    Happy Valentines Day to you and your hubs!

  3. Hehe…what a fun home!! The kids are so smart! It does look healthy and sound healthy. The ingredients are well chosen and I love salmon! Happy Valentine’s, Julie and to all GG readers!!! Love, love, love!

  4. Fettuccine always seems romantic to me, for some reason. Especially with smoked salmon. This sounds fantastic. 🙂

  5. Bahaha! Thats lovely. 🙂 Your daughter is awesome, this scene is straight outta a rom-com. Just lovely! 🙂
    I reckon your pasta dish is freakin romantic as, but I think any food I dont have to prepare for myself is romantic. LOL!
    Wishing you and the fam a brilliant VDay. xo

  6. That’s a beautiful looking pasta, Julie. I agree with your hubby that for romance you need a romantic setting but if the food’s terrible, that’s going to be a real downer. A bit of both is necessary for a romantic night out xx

  7. This looks incredible!!! Thank you for the recipe!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  8. This looks so good Julie! I would totally call it a romantic meal:-)

  9. Wishing you and Mr. GG very happy Valentines Day/night. This delicious fettuccine looks like a perfect meal to celebrate with. 🙂

  10. Disney inspired romance is definitely divine for Valentine’s Day. Especially when it involves smoked salmon and pasta!

  11. I just ate breakfast but your pasta looks so good Julie…it’s making me hungry! Such a classic combination.

  12. Definitely think good food is necessary along with romantic ambience to make it just right 😀
    Delicious fettuccine, I’m sure it would have made V-Day all the better!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  13. What a lovely pasta dish.

  14. oh yes, your daughter has it right….pretty much anything French! Hope you had a romantic evening with the hubby xx

  15. You can’t beat salmon fettucine! Looks like you had a fab Valentine’s!

  16. So tell me, did your husband end up reenacting Lady and the Tramp with you? 😉

  17. Can I sub the wine for anything? I don’t have any wine…! (no dry whites)

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