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Salmon with cream sauce pasta

Updated on August 15, 2014
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My first catch - a 20 lb. King!!!! 1992
My first catch - a 20 lb. King!!!! 1992 | Source

You gotta catch the fish first......

Living on Whidbey Island is a blessing in many ways. When my children were younger we had a 21 ft. Olympic hardtop that we used to take out to West Beach for either salmon or bottom fishing. It was a great pass time for the family and our kids loved it, and they also caught their share of fish. On one of our fishing expeditions I caught a beautiful King Salmon weighing in at 20 lbs. Yes, I even have the photo to prove it. It was exciting and a challenge to say the least, because after almost half hour of fighting back and forth, I won the battle. Here is the photo of me and my prize catch!

Here in the Pacific Northwest, salmon is a household name. The fishing here on Whidbey Island is fantastic, of course it's not as good as it was back when this photo was taken, which really dates me to 1992, but never the less, fishermen still enjoy catching these amazing fish along the shores of Whidbey and Fidalgo Island.

It's actually an amazing sight to see the boats all lined up on opening day from Deception Pass Bridge, all trying to bring home the big one!

So today I wanted to share one of my favorite salmon dish recipes that you can try and see if you love as much as we do. More recipes to come in other hubs - bon appetit!

Salmon with cream sauce pasta - yummy!
Salmon with cream sauce pasta - yummy! | Source

Salmon with Cream Sauce Pasta - to die for!

This is a simple dish and the sauce is amazing and compliments the buttery flavor of salmon. Since the heat from the sause and the pasta will further cook the salmon, be sure to start out with the fish that is not overcooked; in fact, it is best if it is slightly underdone.

This is what you will need........

  • 12 ounces Fresh linguini
  • 1/4 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1 cup heavy (light) whipping cream
  • 2 cups flaked cooked salmon
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch ground pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley


  1. Cook the pasta in 4 quarts boiling water until done, about 12 minutes, be sure to do the pasta test and take one strand out and see if it passes the tender stage.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the peas and saute until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes for fresh peas and 1 minute for thawed. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons butter and the cream, reduce the heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts. Add the salmon, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, and salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Simmer until the cheese melts and the salmon is heated throughout, about 2 minutes, do not allow to boil.
  3. Drain the pasta and place it in a heated bowl. Pour the sauce over the pasta and add the parsley, and gently toss to mix well. Serve immediately and pass the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese at the table. Serves 3 or 4 as a main course! With a salad and desert - what a great meal!

Great resources for your eating pleasure!

Salmon Recipes
Salmon Recipes

190 pages of great salmon dishes to make for your family.

Eat, Fish and Be Happy: Salmon and Halibut recipes to celebrate the taste of Alaska
Eat, Fish and Be Happy: Salmon and Halibut recipes to celebrate the taste of Alaska

Delicious recipes by experienced Alaskan sport fishing chef, TJ Weston, that you will love.

5 stars from 1 rating of Salmon with Cream Sauce


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    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Hi there Rolly, thanks for stoppin' in! Yes isn't that a great looking fish! and the photo really dates me, but brings back some awesome memories too. Stay warm out there- ya hear. We have been having some chilly nights but mild days - no snow yet but winter is is just starting as they say. Blessings!

    • Rolly A Chabot profile image

      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Whid... love the picture, enough to make a grown man cry here in the frozen part of the world. A reminder to go through all my fly fishing gear (Again) and get ready for the summer to come... thanks for writing this... very well done.

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington are too kind....:-)

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      6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Sister you are still skinny and you are still gorgeous, love ya :) ge

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      @Sunshine625, thank sure was fun hope you get to try the recipe....:-)

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      @geegee77 I was skiny once....thanks for stopping in sis hugs to u!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Wow that's one heck of a catch! Great photo and recipe!

    • geegee77 profile image


      6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Omg that is an awesome pic of you Ive never seen that one Love the hub great recipe sounds delicious:) ge

    • Whidbeywriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Gaines 

      6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Yeah it was and it was fun to go fishing too....glad you stopped by:-)

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      6 years ago

      Dang...that's a nice boat!


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