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Recipe: Lemon Salmon Pasta

Posted by: on September, 18 2013

Found on about.com and by Linda Larson

Lemon Salmon Pasta
This fabulous recipe for Lemon Salmon Pasta is so healthy and delicious. Serve it over rice pilaf for a recipe fit for company.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 4 cups mostaccioli pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. salmon fillet, skinned, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 leek, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


Combine sour cream, half and half, lemon peel and dill weed and mix well; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid.Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat olive oil and add salmon. Cook and stir over medium high heat until salmon’s color lightens, about 4 minutes. Remove from skillet. Add leeks and sauté for 1 minute. Add bell pepper and peas to skillet and cook for 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat to medium low and add cooked and drained pasta, salmon, sour cream/lemon mixture, and lemon juice. Stir gently to coat and heat through, adding reserved pasta water if necessary to create a smooth sauce.