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 .


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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  7. Hi Anne,

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

    Like what Alvin says... YUM!


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

    Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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

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

  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 :(

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



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