Tri Color Fusilli with Salmon & Bacon

I've made this calorific pasta for our New Year's dinner . It was a bit dry as I forgot to add milk . But  I added some cream cheese and it really adds a more creaminess to this dish , I didn't add too much since I'm going to add milk tsk ! - but when I'll make this again , will add more of it :P ^-^" . My plan was to use the long pasta , uhmm , for a long life ? hee hee but of course with so much going on and so little time , it just flew out of my mind . Good thing there's still Chinese New Year here :D Will cook pasta using spaghetti heh ! , so what if it's not a part of their CNY tradition having to eat pasta during that festival ? hahahaha

500 grams tri color pasta
about 450 grams salmon , steamed for 10 minutes and cut into chunks
200 grams pan fried bacon
50 grams cream cheese
180 ml cream
1 cup water
50 grams grated cheese plus extra for sprinkling
1 medium chopped onion
2 cloves garlic , minced
1/2 tsp chili flakes
about 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
salt , sugar & black pepper to taste

* Cook pasta .
* Pan fry chopped onion until slightly transparent then add garlic , cook until fragrant .
* Add in the bacon , cream cheese , grated cheese and water , mix well and simmer for 2 minutes .
* Add chili flakes , half of the cilantro , salmon chunks and cream , stir and adjust taste by adding some salt and sugar .
* Dump in the pasta , mix thoroughly , add in half of the cilantro and a generous dash of black pepper , give it a good stir . Serve hot .


  1. Salmon and bacon! What a great combo!

  2. Beautiful photo looks delicious.

  3. I really do like what you came up with here. Most of the time we eat slabs of salmon, but breaking it down to use in a pasta dish sounds so much better! Salmon, bacon and cream cheese-those three are what made me save this recipe. Now I am ready to eat-delicious post Anne!

  4. Both salmon and bacon are my favorite, so this pasta sounds so perfect for me! Sarap!

  5. Hey Anne, just signed in to GFC. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back.

  6. This pasta dish is packed with all our family's fav ingredients... Bacon for my husband, salmon for my son and cheese for me! I would love to cook pasta with this combination.

  7. wow...loved the combo of salmon n bacon :-)

  8. mmmm that looks fabulous! a bit calorific yes, but all the better for a holiday meal! mmmmm....


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