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Linguine with smoked salmon, leeks, mushrooms & cream

on 23/03/2009


I just love pasta! Don’t you?
Because it is spring, I had to use leeks because they are in season.
What to go with it? I thought smoked salmon & brown mushrooms. I do not eat cream so I used soy cream. It makes the dish a lot lighter. This dish is a recipe from my mother. She has had a lot of success with it!! It screams: yum!!
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Recipe: For 4 persons
4 stalks of leeks, not too thick otherwise the taste is less intensive, cleaned & cut up into little pieces
250 gr of brown field mushrooms, cleaned & cut up in slices
250 gr of Parisian mushrooms ( these are little white mushrooms ) cleaned & cut up in slices You can use whatever mushroom you want but you want to have 500 gr in total. I do not use the more special mushrooms otherwise they overpower the dish!
Linguini : at least 100 gr per person / So: at least 400 gr of Linguini
Fresh chives, cleaned, cut up in little pieces: about 1 handful
3 or 4 whole long cleaned pieces of chives, for the presentation, per person / So: 12 to 16 pieces in total
smoked salmon : about 210 gr in total
You use 4 slices of smoked salmon, cut up in little pieces, to use in the sauce.
You use 2 slices of smoked salmon , cut into long pieces for the presentation.
Fish stock: 500 ml to 1 litre depending on how much pasta you use
soy cream or cream if you want: 375 ml
sea salt: grinned
Black pepper: a few grinds
10 minutes before serving, preheat 2 serving plates
1. Take a large cooking pot & fry the chopped up leeks in margarine or butter on a medium high heat for about 5 to 10 minutes. Add a few grinds of black pepper & a bit of sea salt. Not too much salt because the smoked salmon is already salty. Stir often.
2. Add the sliced up mushrooms to the same pot. Put up the heat a bit. Add a bit of baking margarine or butter, if necessary. Don’t let the water from the mushrooms evaporate too much!
I added a bit of black pepper but no salt. When the mushrooms are nearly ready, add the cream or add the soy cream. Stir often.
3. In the meantime, take a large cooking pot & fill with the fish stock. Bring to the boil. When boiling, add the linguine & a bit of olive oil. Cook al dente. Drain & keep a bit of the cooking water. Add it to the hot pasta. Keep warm.
4. In the cooking pot where the mushrooms are, the cream was added, simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens. Season to taste. Just when the sauce has thickened & you want to serve, 2 minutes before serving, add the 4 cut up slices of salmon to the sauce. Stir well. Taste again. The sauce has to taste fab!
5. Take your preheated serving plates & plate up!
* Place your linguine onto your plate
* Place the sauce on top
* Place 2 or 3 thin slices of the remaining salmon on top, crosswise or straight, according to your inspiration!
* Add the last 3 or 4 sprigs of chives on top of the salmon!
That’s it!
Enjoy with a good glass of white wine like Pfalz Pinot Blanc 2007

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72 responses to “Linguine with smoked salmon, leeks, mushrooms & cream

  1. Yum – that pasta sounds awesome! I’ve recently also made pasta with smoked salmon and cream sauce and a great idea to add leeks and mushrooms too!

  2. Tomas says:

    This dish looks superb, Sophie!!! MMMMM….

  3. Hermana says:

    MMMMMM….Sophie!! This looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I adore smoked salmon, so I will be using your smoked salmon wraps recipe and linguine recipe in the near future. Thank you Sophie!

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  6. Cheryl says:

    Sophie, that pasta looks delish! and I love that you used soy cream!

  7. Perfect! I love every part of this dish!

  8. A scrumptious pasta dish! I love that flavor combo!Cheers,Rosa

  9. Dawn says:

    yes I love a good spring-pasta dish. perfect sauce here for veggies and you added some salmon, good thinking!

  10. I love this recent theme of smoked salmon. It’s one of my favourite foods and good to know that it works with soy cream too! Thanks Sophie! 🙂

  11. This dish screams yum in at least 5 languages!

  12. cindy* says:

    delicious! some of my favorites things in one dish.

  13. Diana H says:

    Smoked salmon, linguine, and leeks – I love all of those.

  14. Gail says:

    I too love pasta and this looks very good! Eet smakelijk!

  15. Danielle says:

    Sophie, Sophie, Sophie…what a wonderful recipe! I am saving this one. How nice it will be to a recipe that was your mothers. That makes it extra special. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  16. Carolyn says:

    Mmmm, Sophie,you’re on a salmon kick, eh? Sounds really good. I love leeks too. I’m going to make some pasta this week. This would probably be great with fresh pasta. I admit, though, I’m going to splurge on the real cream!

  17. Kerstin says:

    My hubby only drinks soy milk, but I didn’t even know there was such a thing as soy cream. I’m going to have to look for it! Lovely dish!

  18. I just made pasta with smoked salmon, but didn’t include the leeks (great idea, and I will do next time). As far as I’m concerned, just about anything with smoked salmon works. Last week, I roasted some asparagus and wrapped bundles of three or four with smoked salmon.

  19. clémence says:

    A chaque fois que je viens sur ton blog, je salive. Ce plat de pâtes est parfait pour moi !

  20. Maggie says:

    This sounds like a wonderful combination!

  21. Sophie, this is terrific. You did a great job of lightening up a rich dish. It’s fun for me to dream of finding little Parisian brown mushrooms in the market. What a lucky person you are. Have you ever made gravlax? We’ve tried it several times but still keep coming back to the purchased smoked salmon.Sam

  22. Cookiemouse says:

    In the native American calendar Cookiemouse is a salmon!

  23. This looks great. My husband especially would be really into this – he loves smoked salmon.

  24. Olga says:

    What a great combo!!! Love everything in this recipe.

  25. Rebekka says:

    Ok, that looks like a PERFECT dish to me. I just made salmon and leek pot pie and now I’m craving THIS! Beautiful.

  26. I love pasta with smoked salon! What great flavors you have going on in this dish. Such a creamy, comforting and cozy meal!

  27. nick says:

    “It screams: yum yum!!”– Yes, yes it does.Did you use hot smoked salmon or cold smoke (lox)? I think both would be good in this but either would certainly affect the overall taste/texture.

  28. Perfect for spring!

  29. Oh how I love the combination of the salmon and the leaks. I like everything in this meal and it looks so beautiful too!

  30. Daily Spud says:

    Creamy, mushroomy, leeky – all good things in my book!

  31. I love pasta with salmon in a cream (or cream like!) sauce. My favorite Italian restaurant serves something similar, and I never have any leftovers when I order it!

  32. Talita says:

    Great! This linguine is mouth watering! Even more with salmon!

  33. Sylvia says:

    What a wonderful and flavor combination , Sophie !!! Love it

  34. Elra says:

    Wow, what a scrumptious sounding pasta dish Sophie. I love the smoke salmon there.Cheers,elra

  35. Sapuche says:

    That is one fantastic looking pasta dish! I’m a sucker for anything with salmon in it, and the addition of mushrooms, leeks, and cream sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Jamie says:

    Gorgeous! It looks so delicious!

  37. A creamy sauce with salmon, leeks and mushroom? Heavenly!

  38. Jan says:

    I adore leeks, and this dish sounds super. Great job, Sophie.

  39. Koko says:

    Ohhh my, I could go for this dish right now!!!! Yum!

  40. Peter M says:

    Sophie, I’ve had a dish similar to this with smoked salmon and it’s a delight…very rich but so delicious.

  41. Sophie says:

    @ everyone: Thanks for commenting!! Love it!!@ Nick: I used cold smoked salmon & heated it up a bit. Thanks for the comment!

  42. Danielle says:

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