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Smoked Salmon Pasta Recipe

Excerpted from ‘One: Simple One-Pan Wonders’ by Jamie Oliver

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David Loftus & Richard Clatworthy

Serves 1

Total prep time: 8 minutes

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  • 4 ounces of fresh lasagne sheets (about four or five)
  • 2 scallions
  • 3 ounces of spinach
  • 2 ounces of smoked salmon (2 slices)
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • ¼ ounce Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cottage cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil, optional


Boil the kettle. Cut the lasagna sheets in half lengthways, then into ¾-inch strips, using a crinkle-cut knife, if you’ve got one. Trim the scallions and finely chop with the spinach and half the salmon. Finely grate the lemon zest, then the Parmesan, keeping them separate. Put an 11-inch frying pan on a high heat.

Once hot, put a little drizzle of olive oil into the pan with the scallions, spinach, chopped salmon and lemon zest. Scatter the pasta into the pan, then carefully pour in enough boiling kettle water to just cover the pasta — about 1 cup. Let it bubble away for 4 minutes, or until the pasta has absorbed most of the water and you’ve got a nice sauce, stirring regularly and loosening with an extra splash of water, if needed. Turn the heat off, squeeze in the lemon juice, stir in the cottage cheese and Parmesan, then season to perfection. Delicately tear over the remaining salmon, and finish with a kiss of extra virgin olive oil, if you like.


Cook With Jamie

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Flatiron Books

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