Mar 20, 2009

Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Capers

Friday night already! Man...time flies...
I was gonna write about this recipe on Sunday,
However...I lost some money playing online poker tonight...
Eh don't judge me here, it was actually my first time...well..second time playing online poker,
The first time happened when I had to play for my friend for less than 10 minutes.

I have to save my remaining $$ here, otherwise my well-planned stewed pork meal for next week is gonna turn into instant noodles carnival.

So this is what I had today for lunch, spaghetti with smoked salmon and capers-

Ingredients (for one)?

One small bundle of spaghetti
3 oz smoked salmon
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon of capers
1/4 onion (chopped into small pieces)
1 lemon wedge
1 to 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
Sea salt
Extra virgin olive oil


Bring a pot of water to a boil,
Toss in some salt and the spaghetti,
Cook according to the instruction on the package (I cooked 10 minutes for mine, al dente!),
Before you drain it, remember to save some pasta water just in case if you need more liquid for the sauce later.

In the meantime,
Tear the smoked salmon into smaller pieces-

Have a skillet ready, drizzle some olive oil, toss in the onion, and sprinkle some salt,
Cook till the color turns translucent then we add the salmon pieces.
Cook for about 30 seconds, add the capers in,
Give it a quick stir.
Time to pour in the heavy whipping cream,
Turn to low heat.
Sprinkle more salt,
Remember to taste it and adjust the salt amount accordingly,
This dish can turn out to be a total milky disaster if undersalted.

Remember the drained pasta? Let's toss that into the sauce and mix them well,
Transfer onto a plate, have some Parmesan cheese on top.
I also squeeze a lemon wedge before devouring this dish
Just love that sourish taste with salmon,
It also helps to balance out the heavy taste from the whipping cream,

Cindy's Rating: 7


  1. Great shots! Love the photo with you squeezing the lemon wedge.
    The flaked smoked salmon looks delicious. Haven't had cooked smoked salmon since my visit to Seattle! Makes me hungry :).

  2. To Eat Travel Eat~
    Seattle? Wow you really do travel a lot! So nice!

  3. I see lots of cheese. Have not ventured into capers though.

  4. To Tigerfish~
    Haha once in a while I'm craving for cheeesseeeee!

  5. This is amazing! I love the whole flavor combination - definitely something my husband will love. This is my first visit to your site and I look forward to checking out your archives!

  6. To Tangled Noodle~
    Thank you so much! Let me know how it goes if you ever try out the recipe!