Farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini

Farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini.

farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini

I love the combination of farfalle pasta with smoked salmon, don’t you? Here in Italy, although there are many other recipes for farfalle, when it comes to using salmon (smoked or fresh) farfalle are one of the most commonly used pasta shapes. Penne is another.(go straight to the recipe)

farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini

Farfalle pasta is actually one of the oldest types of pasta, having originated during the 16th century in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, where they are also known as ‘strichetti’.  I have read that in Emilia, strichetti (today’s farfalle) were invented by housewives wanting to use up extra pasta dough left over from making filled cappelletti pasta.

farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini

Smoked salmon is not a traditional Italian product, however nowadays there are a number of companies smoking salmon here, although the salmon itself usually comes from Scotland or Norway.  Italians don’t  often serve or eat smoked salmon on bread as is popular in other countries. They prefer to eat it as an antipasto (starter) , in salad, in a frittata or in a flan. However, the most popular way is with pasta.

farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini

When researching farfalle pasta with smoked salmon on Italian recipe and cooking sites, I came across many many recipes. Most include cream and some kind of spirit such as vodka or cognac, others were with tomato sauce and many are made with the addition of vegetables, mostly zucchini or peas.

farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini

I decided on this recipe which has zucchini, cream and smoked salmon but with the addition of grated fresh ginger. I also decided at the last minute to add some orange zest which I have to say really made the dish extra special. I’m sure if you try it, you will agree with me.

farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini

If you make this farfalle pasta with smoked salmon recipe, I’d love to hear your opinion of it, so please leave a comment below or write something on The Pasta Project Facebook page. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Buon Appetito!

(see the recipe on page 2)

farfalle pasta with smoked salmon & zucchini

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2 Comments

  • Averil Walker
    October 1, 2017 7:24 pm

    This is a fabulous recipe that we enjoyed this evening…love love love the pasta project!!

    • admin
      October 3, 2017 9:37 am

      Hi Averil, thanks so much for your comment! I am so happy you liked this recipe and thrilled that you love the Pasta Project! I am currently on holiday in Sicily trying new pasta dishes and collecting recipes to post after my return. I hope you will try some other recipes from my collection. All the best from Sicily! Jacqui

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