Linguine with Smoked Salmon and Basil

Quick and easy to make, it's a great recipe to add to your repertoire for any special occasion.

December 2011 | By
Linguine with Smoked Salmon and Basil
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Fish and Seafood



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December 2011

This pasta dish requires only a handful of ingredients. Quick and easy to make, it’s a great recipe to add to your repertoire for any special occasion. 


Prep Time
15 minutes 
Cooking Time
15 minutes


1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 tablespoon butter
2 anchovy fillets
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons capers
1 tablespoons lemon juice
chili flakes or chopped dried chili, to taste
500 grams linguine,
      cooked according to package directions
a handful of fresh whole basil leaves,
      plus extra for garnish
freshly ground black pepper
100 grams smoked salmon,
      sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 lemon, sliced into wedges


In a frying pan, heat olive oil and melt butter. Add anchovy fillets and mash into a paste. Add garlic and brown lightly. Add capers, lemon juice, and chili flakes.

Toss cooked linguine. Add fresh basil and drizzle with a bit more olive oil and freshly cracked black pepper. Transfer to a serving platter. Top with smoked salmon and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

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