Salmon penne alla vodka is a creamy pasta dish where the salmon is king. This modern take on a recipe from the '80s features no tomato but adds zucchini for both colour and flavour.
Warm half of the olive oil in a skillet, thinly slice the zucchini and add it to the pan. Sauté on medium-high heat 3-4 minutes, until soft. Remove the zucchini from the pan and add the rest of the oil.
Mince the shallot and add it to the oil. Sauté 2-3 min until soft. Cut the salmon into strips and add it to the pan. Sauté on medium heat stirring from time to time.
As the salmon is cooking, bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt and add penne. Cook according to package instructions - it should be around 10 minutes.
When the fish looks cooked through and starts to flake, pour in the cream. Simmer the sauce until the cream reduces and thickens, 4-5 minutes.
Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Toss to coat in the sauce. Top with zucchini and freshly cracked black pepper.
The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a suggested serving size. The amount of pasta in this recipe feeds 3 people if only having this as a meal. If planning to serve an appetizer or another course along with the pasta, these quantities will serve 4.
Use any vodka you please, as long as it is unflavoured.
Smoked salmon can be substituted with fresh salmon in the same quantities.