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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

FETTUCINI WITH PEAS, SMOKED SALMON AND LEMON

FETTUCINI WITH PEAS, SMOKED SALMON AND LEMON

This was my absolute favorite pasta dish for a while (and I would make it again in a second!!). I made it for friends, for family, for special occasions, and no occasion at all. I ate it for lunch, dinner, and would have had it for breakfast if there were leftovers. A truly wonderful, fresh and very delicious combination of flavors.


1/2 pound fettucini
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 cup shelled fresh peas or frozen petite peas
7 1/2 ounces smoked salmon
1/3 cup dry white wine
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserve 3/4 cup of pasta cooking liquid.
Simmer cream and lemon peel in a heavy large skillet over medium heat until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Stir in peas, smoked salmon, wine and lemon juice. Simmer 2 minutes. Add pasta and cheese and toss to coat, adding enough pasta cooking liquid to moisten. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Epicurious
www.epicurious.com/

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