Lemon Asparagus Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon

This spring time pasta dish is an easy weeknight meal or dinner to share with friends.

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 20min

Cook Time: 15min

Serves: 4


  • 1 pkg (350 g) fresh fettuccine pasta
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
  • 12 oz (375 g) asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 4 oz (125 g) smoked salmon, cut into strips
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each, salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) each, chopped fresh chives and parsley


Step One:

In a pot of boiling salted water; cook fettuccine for about 6 minutes or until al dente. Drain and keep warm.

Step Two:

Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sauté asparagus for 3 minutes. Add cream, lemon zest, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil.

Step Three:

Add pasta and smoked salmon; toss well to coat. Remove from heat and toss with chives and parsley to serve.

Pea Variation:

Substitute 2 cups (500 mL) fresh or frozen peas for asparagus.

Nutritional info per serving (1/4th recipe):
580 calories, 19 g protein, 53 g carbohydrates, 33 g fat, 4 g fibre, 500 mg sodium, 82 mg calcium


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Lemon Asparagus Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon

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