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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Salmon and shrimp linguine


I made this pasta last week and it is almost the same recipe as the one that I've made for our New Year's dinner .

I had to cut back the cream cheese since I've been planning at that time to bake this cold oven cream cheese pound cake .

If you haven't tried that cake yet , do bake it , and don't forget to add fresh ginger .

Pasta is my go-to food and I think of it as my comfort food ....

Quick and easy , the more cream cheese the better though I've only added 70 grams of it here ! lol

But don't worry , I think the steamed salmon and shrimp offset the calories in cream cheese . Hah !


400 grams linguine
200 grams salmon , steamed and cubed
200 grams ( shelled weight ) shrimp
100 grams shallots , finely chopped
2 cloves garlic , finely minced
1 cup evaporated milk
70 grams cream cheese , cut into small pieces , at room temp
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup pasta water , get some while your pasta is still boiling or use water , if prefer
1 tsp chili flakes plus more for garnish
1/2 cup ( loosely packed ) cilantro , stems and leaves , coarsely chopped
some coarse salt and ground black pepper

* Boil pasta according to package direction .
* Meanwhile , heat wok or a large pan , pour in a little bit olive oil ,  fry shallots and garlic until fragrant , add in the salmon and shrimp , gently stir until shrimp changes color , sprinkle in some salt ; transfer to a plate and keep warm .
* In the same pan , pour broth , pasta water , cream cheese and evaporated milk , let simmer for 2 minutes or until cream cheese melts ; add in chili flakes , some salt and black pepper then add in the salmon , shrimp and half of the chopped cilantro . Cook for a minute or so , adjust taste . Turn off heat .
* Drain pasta , either add pasta to the sauce and mix thoroughly or put some pasta in a bowl or a plate and pour in some sauce . Garnish  with some chopped cilantro , chili flakes and black pepper . Serve immediately .


16 comments:

  1. Your pasta looks delicious! I could dig into a bowl of that right away!

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  2. yum yum, this is perfect for a lunch, i like to cook pasta for lunch nowadays..

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  3. hello anne, though i've never tried cream cheese in pasta, they sound yummy to me! this looks good!

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  4. this is a beautiful dish! mmmmm i need some of that yummy fishy goodness lately. my brain's gone all fuzzy with january, needs something to recharge it. this will do!

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  5. Hi Anne,
    Delicious pasta! First thing, I would never have thought to steam the salmon first, and secondly I have never tried cream cheese with pasta. I have always used grated cheese, cooked them till they are melted, but have not tried with cream cheese before! Love it!

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  6. I am planning to make shrimps this friday.My daughter does not eat it so I have to make this linguine for her.

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  7. Hi Anne,

    We love salmon and these will be gone quickly in my place...

    Like what Alvin says... YUM!

    Zoe

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  8. Hi Anne, yum yum... perfect meal, make mine with extra shrimps please. :)
    Yous look soooo mouthwatering.

    Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  9. Oh yum, I just ate some shrimp linguine, but the addition of salmon? Genius!

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  10. Hi Anne, this looks delicious. I never thought of adding shrimps, yummy!

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  11. I just realised that you have got your photos back on your blog! did you manage to work out what was wrong? Sorry I didn't get back to you with instructions. My cat had to be put down last week :(

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  12. Oh Anne,
    This plate of linguine is so tempting.
    Cream cheese, salmon and the shrimp...all added together..like Alvin and Zoe said YUM..YUM!!

    mui

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