Quick creamy salmon linguine

Quick creamy salmon linguine
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands on time 15 mins

You could have this creamy salmon linguine, for two people, on the table in just 15 minutes. All you need are a few nifty shop-bought ingredients and some storecupboard staples.

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  • 180g linguine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 130ml crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 heaped tbsp capers, rinsed
  • 140g smoked salmon, torn into bite-size pieces,
  • A handful of baby spinach leaves


  1. Cook the linguine in a large pan of salted boiling water for 8-10 minutes, until al dente. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan and sweat the onion for 10 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add the crème fraîche, horseradish and the zest. Simmer for 3 minutes, adding a splash of water if you need to. Stir through capers, smoked salmon and spinach leaves. Season with cracked black pepper.
  3. Drain the pasta, then toss it through the sauce, pile onto plates and serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over.


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