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Smoked Salmon and Homemade Pesto Pasta


Smoked Salmon Pasta

Recipe contributed by Editor in Chief J. Townsend.

This dish is great for summer because once you have your smoked salmon already prepared all you have to do is boil your pasta and mix the ingredients. It is simple, flavorful, and will not heat up the house with excess cooking.

The smokiness of the salmon will add some extra flavor to the sweet and bite of the pesto. Toss some capers and tomatoes in the dish to add some extra citrus undertones. Enjoy this dish with some warm buttered bread and a nice crisp glass of white wine.

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Smoked Salmon Pasta


3 cups of freshly smoked wild salmon (shredded and bones removed)

2 cups of packed fresh Basil leaves

3 cloves of garlic

¼ cups of pine nuts

2/3 cup Olive Oil

1 tsp salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tomato, diced

1 tablespoon of capers

1 lbs angel hair pasta


  1. Bring water to a boil on the stove for the pasta
  2. Add pasta and allow to cook until it is al dente
  3. Combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts, salt, and black pepper in a food processor or blender and process until chopped.
  4. Slowly add the olive oil while the food processor is running and combine the mixture until it is smooth.
  5. Transfer to mixing bowl and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese
  6. Drain the water from the pasta
  7. Return it to the warm pot and stir in the pesto, tomatoes, shredded salmon, and capers
  8. Serve and enjoy

Smoked Salmon Pesto Pasta

Justin Townsend

Justin (Choctaw) is an avid hunter, angler, and chef whose passion for the outdoors lead him to create Harvesting Nature in 2011. He continues to hunt, fish, and cook all while sharing his experiences with others through film, podcasts, print, and with recipes. He also proudly serves in the United States Coast Guard.

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