Capellini With Salmon and Lemon-Dill-Vodka Sauce

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I thought this recipe looked interesting for a special weeknight supper and a great way to use up leftover salmon. Recipe source: Gourmet (June 2005)

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  • add   1 tablespoon olive oil
  • add   2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 cup heavy cream
  • add   1/2 cup dill
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • add   1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • add   1 onion
  • add   2 cups salmon
  • add   10 ounces capellini (angel hair pasta)
  • add   3 cups chicken broth
  • add   1/3 cup vodka


  1. In a large saucepan cook onion in the oil over medium heat until soft (5-8 minutes). Add broth, cream, vodka and salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until sauce is reduced to 2 cups (45-60 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in dill, lemon zest and juice and pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce. Add salamon to saucepan and cook over medium low heat until fish is heated through (2-4 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain pasta. Return pasta to pot and toss with reserved sauce.
  3. Put pasta in large bowl and spoon fish and sauce over top. Toss before serving.

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