Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesdays with Donna Hay - Lemon and Dill Smoked Salmon Pasta

This week's Wednesday with Donna Hay recipe was Lemon and Dill Smoked Salmon Pasta, chosen by Chaya.  This dish comprised spaghetti, coated with lemon juice and olive oil, and mixed in with smoked salmon, green onion, capers and dill (I skipped the mint).

The first night that I ate this, I was rather overwhelmed by the strong flavour of the smoked salmon; I enjoyed it much better the second day, when I zapped it in the microwave to heat it up, thereby cooking the salmon and toning down the flavour. 

I am not a huge fan of smoked salmon, so this is not likely to be a regular a my place; however, if you love the flavour of smoked salmon, this may be a perfect dish for your repertoire, as it is relatively quick and fuss free to make.

Tomorrow, go see what Kayte, Chaya and Margaret thought of this dish.

Next week: Hummingbird slice

Before we go, the lovely Mireia of Baking in Spain awarded me the Versatile Blogger award:

Thanks Mireia!  The rules of the award are:

  1. Add the award to your blog
  2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you
  3. Mention 7 random things about yourself
  4. List the rules
  5. Award to 15 bloggers
  6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blogs or on Facebook
Without further ado, here are seven random facts about me:

(a)  My state of origin demands that I follow the Maroons in all things sporting.
(b)  I am going on a bus tour of the West Coast of the US later this year - yay!
(c)  My brother has a dog called Fred.
(d)  Fred bit me before Easter - which means that everyone in our family has now been bitten by Fred.
(e)  I do clinical Pilates once a week to hold my body together.
(f)   I catch public transport to work.
(g)  I am currently swooning over a DVD of the BBC Sherlock Holmes series - love it!

Rather than naming 15 bloggers, I am going to share this award with all the lovely bloggers that I visit regularly - you make my day.


wendy (pinkstripes) said...

I've recently developed a fondness for smoked salmon. Pretty much only on bagels with all the trimmings. This pasta dish seems like it is similarly flavored and sounds like something I would like.

Unknown said...

Glad you liked the award, the loaf looks great too :)

yummychunklet said...

This salmon pasta looks delicious, especially with the idea of the dill. Yum!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I wonder if I'd really like this as I really love salmon. It looks really good!

Blond Duck said...

I've always wanted to try pilates!

Hotly Spiced said...

The salmon pasta looks delicious. Congrats on your award. Your holiday sounds like it will be fabulous! xx

Kayte said...

Looks like mine...we must have done it all right! Mark loved it, so was happy to provide him with a nice dinner and some lunch tomorrow as well...those were big servings! Here's my post:

Looking forward to the cake next week!

Elaine said...

It looks good, but I am with you on the smoked salmon. We got hooked on the BBC series Sherlock Holmes earlier this year and now we want to watch the past seasons.

Jill said...

I like unsmoked salmon, but smoked can be pretty overwhelming.

Johanna GGG said...

Love your random facts

I loved sherlock holmes on the bbc too but I saw a couple and then I think I didn't see when they were on again (if it is the martin freeman series).

That is the first time I have heard someone talk about a dog bite as making them feel included in a family rather than as a pain :-)