Another week, another speedy yet delicious pasta dish! I am still in a bit of a new job whirlwind situation so excuse the less regular recipes and posts in general for now, I promise I will be back to the regular schedule soon!
Anyways, after a very long, tiring yet greatly satisfying work week, all the while staying committing also to my dry-ish Jan (only drinking on Fridays + Saturdays), I was SOOO ready for a Friday night in with some wine and a big bowl of pasta!
I also had some Vodka left over in the pantry from when I made pasta a la vodka a few months a go which happened to be a lucky coincidence when I stumbled across this wonderful sounding recipe for creamy smoked salmon pasta with vodka, chives and snazzy salmon caviar topping.
Even better, it may look like a super fancy pasta supper but it's actually rustled up in less than half an hour, making it the perfect indulgent treat with minimal cooking.
The vodka gets cooked off with the cream but somehow elevates the whole sauce into something quite special while the addition of egg yolks make this almost like a smoked salmon carbonara!
A real treat that is hard to mess up and a new pasta dish favourite.
400g pasta of your choice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small shallot, minced
1/4 cup vodka
2 1/4 double cream
250g thinly sliced smoked salmon, cut into thin strips
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons minced chives
Meanwhile, in a large, deep frying pan melt the butter.
Drain the pasta.