Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Pasta with fresh salmon and Lumaconi

6 comments Nov 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Fish, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

This is a simple and delicious dish for lovers of fresh salmon. I love experimenting with different forms and shapes of pasta and this is the outcome of my recent trials. The large size pasta goes very well with the big chunks of fresh fish that slowly fall apart and free their aroma. I usually do not like cream with my pasta, but with this recipe I make an exception. It just adds a certain touch to it.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Simple recipe


  • filet of fresh salmon
  • 4 table spoons of cream
  • 1 table spoon of tomato paste
  • 1 table spoon of freshly chopped parsley
  • Salt and fresh pepper
  • half an onion finely chopped
  • a clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • a few drops of good olive oil
  • Lumaconi or any other large size, shell shape pasta


Bring salted water to boil and put the pasta in.
Meanwhile heat a frying pan, add some olive oil and brown the onions. Add the garlic and roast it for a few minutes. Add the tomato paste. Stir. Add the cream and keep stirring.

Free the salmon of any bones and skin and chop into big chunks. Put the fish into the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes.

Drain the pasta and add to the frying pan.

Mix the pasta with the sauce and the fish. The fish should be just done. Maybe even still a bit raw in the middle by the time you add the pasta. The hot noodles will just give enough heat to get the salmon done.

Place on a plate and sprinkle with lots of parsley.


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  1. That pasta dish looks delicious! I love fresh salmon…



  2. Delicious! It looks fantastic!

  3. This is a wonderful pasta.

  4. I love salmon and I’m always glad to learn something new.

  5. How much salmon and pasta did you use?

  6. I used one fillet of fish (approx. 220 gram) and about 200 to 250 gram of pasta.

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