Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Linguine

February 1, 2012


This may be one of the simplest, quickest dinner recipes I’ve ever posted. It’s a recipe I created while living in a tiny dorm-like apartment in France. I can’t even say it was a studio because it was actually a single, cramped bedroom in a high school where I taught English to French students.  There was a shower, bed, wardrobe, desk and a single, very sad, little hot plate where I cooked most of my meals. As I had very little room for food prep, I ended up making a lot of one dish recipes. This was by far my favorite not only because it was so simple to make, but because smoky, salty salmon against creamy noodles is one of the best flavor combinations I know. Now I have a serious craving.


8 oz linguine

8 oz smoked salmon, sliced into small pieces

1 bunch of chives, chopped

1 shallot, minced

1/2 cup crème fraiche (or sour cream)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon pepper

Directions: First, cook the linguine. Drain and set aside. 


In a large pan, over medium heat cook the shallots in the oil for a minute or two. Next, add the pasta and crème fraiche and combine. Stir in the salmon, lemon juice, and pepper.  Toss it all together.


Serve and enjoy. See how good that looks?


This is a perfectly easy, no fuss meal for any night of the week. Dress it up with a glass of wine or pair with a crisp salad. It makes easy leftovers and travels like a dream.

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Will Cook February 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

This looks delicious, Jennifer. I look forward to making it soon, along with many of your other recipes. Your blog is terrific!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Thank you, Will!

David February 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Looks too simple. Sounds tasty! Must try it.

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