Smoked Salmon Pasta with a Splash of Cognac Topped with a Courgette Pecorino Sauce by Francesco Russo

Smoked Salmon Pasta with a Splash of Cognac Topped with a Courgette Pecorino Sauce by Francesco Russo

This is a very easy and tasty recipe i created just by trying different ingredients.  Some of my close friends are cream intolerant, this work fantastically well if you re one of those or juts want to try something a bit different.

2 shallots
200 gr smoked salmon
2 fresh courgettes
4 spoons of grated pecorino romano cheese
2 spoons of cognac
1 veg.stock cube
olive oil
salt and pepper

Finely cut the shallots and cook them on a low flame with some olive oil and a bit of water in order to let the onion

sweat for about 10 minutes. Add your cognac ( or even white wine) and you smoked salmon in flakes or stripes.

Clean and cut the zucchini in big chunks and boil for 15 minutes in water with veg. stock. Once tender get them out to cool down and leave some of that water.

In a liquidizer blitz 4 or 5 table spoons of freshly grated pecorino romano with your zucchini and 2 spoons of the water they were cooking in. Blitz for 5 minutes until you get a lovely smooth sauce !

Boil the pasta al dente of course, toss it in the cognac, salmon and shallots add the green sauce and serve it with some black pepper and a sprinkle of pecorino romano !

GC Challenge: Salmon

Time for vote for your favorites on Salmon dishes.

Here is a list of participants:

  1. Salmon Burgers with Hoisin Barbecue Sauce, Asian Slaw by Mary Leonardi-Cattolica Sansen

  2. Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Profiteroles with Herby Dressing by Sarah Topps

  3. Lone Star Sweet Bourbon Salmon by Kimberly Vanzi

  4. Dwight’s Easy Smoked Salmon Spread by Dwight Stanford

  5. ROLLS OF SALMON AND AVOCADO by Marta Blay

  6. Smoked Salmon Pasta with a Splash of Cognac Topped with a Courgette Pecorino Sauce by Francesco Russo

  7. Salmon, Cointreau & Spinach Crepes by Ingrid

  8. Smoked Salmon Terrine with Endive Salad by Amber

  9. Leak and Salmon Pinwheels by Amber

  10. Mini Smoked Salmon Sliders by Judy

  11. Smoked Salmon Rolls by Giselle

  12. Smoked Salmon with Penne Pasta by Eva

  13. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Sushi Rolls by Kim Vanzi

And the voting begins:

ROLLS OF SALMON AND AVOCADO by Marta Blay

ROLLS OF SALMON AND AVOCADO by Marta Blay

Ingredients:- smoked salmon-cheese creamy style Philadelphia-avocado-Palmetto-scallion-pepper-salt.

Preparation: extend the slice of smoked salmon. Spread the cheese on top of salmon. Peel the avocado sliced and spread on top of the cheese. Salt and pepper. Cut fine chives. Corar Palmetto in sheets. Roll up the salmon and cut it in half.

Dwight’s Easy Smoked Salmon Spread by Dwight Stanford

Dwight’s Easy Smoked Salmon Spread by Dwight Stanford

Dwight’s Easy smoked salmon spread for “last minute” entertaining. I had everything in the fridge, but the salmon, so this was no problem.
400 gm of cream cheese
1/2 tsp salt
100 gm smoked salmon
150 gm of pealed cooked shrimp

Put them all in the food processor and make it spreadable.
I used the shrimp which are an “extender” and a lot cheaper than the salmon, but the flavor of the spread is definitely of smoked salmon. I garnished with a few of the little shrimp and a couple of fennel leaves.
I say put the spread on toasted bread or crackers. Buon appetito!
(If you want to spice it up a bit, you could add a bit of peperoncini)