Smoked Trout and Sugar Snap Pasta

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Have you walked by those little packages of smoked trout and smoked salmon at your grocery store?  They are usually over by the bacon and other packaged meats.  Don’t.  They may look expensive at first glance, but they pack so much flavor in that one piece of fish, it’s amazing!  This simple pasta recipe from Donna Hay Magazine issue #54 (Get the iPad app – donna hay magazine – News Life Media Pty Ltd) is a perfect example.

One smoked trout has enough flavor to lend every bite a nice smokey flavor.  The trout sort of falls apart and coats each piece of pasta.  The snap peas had just the right amount of … well …snap to the dish.  It is light and flavorful and the perfect food to offset some of your heavy holiday eating!  Not to forget – it is insanely easy.

Smoked Trout and Sugar Snap Peas

  • 1 pound fettucine
  • 100g (I used about 8 oz – could have used more, but that was all I had) halved sugar snap peas
  • 150g (I used one package) flaked smoked trout
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (I just used the juice from one lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (again used zest from one lemon)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

Cook pasta in salted boiling water per package directions.   Add the sugar snap peas to the water during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking for a quick blanche.  Drain and place in a large bowl.  Flake the trout over the top.

In a small bowl mix together the lemon juice, zest, olive oil and sour cream.  Add to the pasta and toss to combine.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4

 

This will be my entry for I Heart Cooking Clubs – Donna Hay!

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Comments

  1. says

    I can’t tell you how many times I have picked up the smoked trout and put it back down, Pam. I usually end up with the Salmon too.

    Not anymore, I will definitely be giving it a try. Trout is big around here and it’s about time I get with the program:) I’m not sure about trying it on top of the pasta but hey once can’t hurt! Who knows, we may like it too!!! Thanks for sharing, Pam and thanks for that note on your Trader Joe’s or lack of, too:)

  2. says

    Oh yes, that smoked salmon is very good but I never thought to pair with pasta – until you posted this! Great choice for party time.

  3. says

    I love both smoked trout and salmon–although for some reason I often end up eating my trout with white beans. ;-) It looks fabulous with the pasta and those crisp peas–yum! Hope you had lovely holidays.

  4. says

    Yes, I always walk by those packages of smoked fish thinking they are far too expensive to serve the entire family. Love the idea of using then in a pasta dish.

  5. says

    This is the kind of pasta dish I love, and I often buy smoked salmon at the supermarket. Unfortunately here we can’t buy trout here – if you want trout in NZ you have to go out and catch it yourself, which is not quite so convenient as just plucking it off the shelf!!

  6. says

    I didn’t have sour cream or lemon juice so substitued with a whole diced avocaado & lime juice…and sprinkled with parmesan…..was sooo delish !! Will next make with the sour cream. Thank you for the recipe. :)