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Salmon pasta

A deliciously creamy pasta that is freshened by a good squeeze of lemon.

Ingredients: (for two)

  1. 1 onion, diced
  2. 1 glass of white wine
  3. 200g hot smoked salmon, flaked (you can also use normal smoked salmon)
  4. 150g dried pasta – I like to use spaghetti
  5. 200ml cream
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus extra to serve
  8. Handful fresh dill, chopped – other herbs that would work if you can’t get fresh dill would be chervil or flat leaf parsley and you can also use dried dill if your supermarket is like mine and always seems to have the fresh herbs you don’t need that night

Method:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the pack
  2. While the pasta is cooking, sweat the onions until translucent
  3. Turn the heat to high, add the white wine and cook for 3-4 minutes to cook off the alchohol
  4. Add the cream and cook on medium heat for another few minutes until thickened
  5. Season to taste – remember that the salmon will add salt
  6. Add the salmon
  7. Add the lemon juice and herbs
  8. Add the cooked pasta (should be juust al dente as it will continue to cook a little in the sauce).  Reserve some of the salted water that you cooked the pasta in and you can add that to thin out the cream sauce to make it silky and coat the pasta.
  9. Serve with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of chopped fresh dill

unbaked lemon cheesecake

I received a recipe for a delicious looking baked cheesecake the other day and it inspired me to make the much easier and equally delicious (in my mind) unbaked lemon cheesecake.

A reliable recipe that works every time:

Base
250g digestive biscuits, finely crushed
70g melted butter
zest of one lemon
1tsp lemon juice

Filling
250g cream cheese, at room temperature
250g sour cream
2 tbs lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp gelatine, dissolved in 2 tbs warm water

Mix all base ingredients together and line the base and sides of a 20cm springform tin, using the base of a tumbler to press the mixture down. Put in the fridge to set while you prepare the filling.

For the filling, cream the cheese and add in sour cream to mix. Add in lemon juice, sugar and mix well. Add the gelatine. Fill the base and chill for a few hours until set.