Pasta with Lemon and Garlic, Variation with Smoked Salmon

Source: Chef Barb, Figueroa Farms Boutique
July 01, 2010

Serves 4


1 pound pasta
1/4 cup The Olive Oil Source medium extra virgin olive oil
1 pound smoked salmon, chopped
1 leek chopped fine or 3 green onions chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 t. capers
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup grated or shaved Parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain.

Break the smoked salmon into bite-size pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add leeks or green onions, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic and salmon pieces. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and capers. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper if needed.

Toss salmon mixture with the hot pasta. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and top with Parmesan cheese.