Prawn and Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

    30 minutes

    This is a beautiful pasta salad with smoked salmon and prawns and a tarragon and lemon dressing. Fresh peas add colour.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g spiral pasta
    • 3 tablespoons curry powder
    • 185g fresh prawns, in shells
    • 125g smoked salmon, chopped
    • 250g frozen green peas, thawed
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Fill a large saucepan with salted water and bring to a boil. Add the curry powder, let it dissolve then add the pasta. When the pasta is cooked but still firm drain and cool with running water. Drain again thoroughly and place in a large salad bowl.
    2. Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Boil the prawns until they turn pink and curl slightly, 2-3 minutes. Drain, place under cold running water and drain again. Peel and devein the prawns and set aside.
    3. To the pasta add the cooked prawns, smoked salmon and green peas. In a small bowl stir together the tarragon, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste until well mixed. Add the oil and stir vigorously until blended.
    4. Pour dressing over pasta. Toss well and serve.

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    I loved this pasta! It was good and easy to make. I did make several substitutions though. I used angel hair pasta, instead of the tri-colored pasta assortment (honestly, I don't even know what kind of pasta that is); I used mixed vegetables, instead of peas; I used baked salmon, instead of smoked; and I did not include the shrimp. It was still fantastic. Besides the baking time for the fish, this recipe took 5-10 minutes to make. Yum.  -  04 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Just wonderful! I really wish this site would let you do half stars. As my wife and I give this recipe a 4.5. My only additions to the recipe was a Tbl. more of EVOO, a pinch more salt, and a tsp. more of lemon juice. Reasoning was, we cooked 12oz. of pasta as opposed to the 8oz. it called for. The smoked salmon and the taragon ABSOLUTELY make this dish what it is...YUMMY!!  -  20 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yummmmm!!!!! Everyone in my family loved this salad, even sister, and my boyfriend that hate seafood and salmon, Loved It. My boyfriend just loved it, not only did he get seconds, he got thirds.  -  28 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)