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Farfalle Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

The mild cream cheese perfectly balances the salty, intense flavors of the capers and salmon.

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  • Servings: 4
Farfalle Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Source: Everyday Food, March 2007

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 small red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces bar cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, coarsely chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into bite-size pieces

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add onion to pot; immediately drain pasta mixture, and return to pot.

  2. Add cream cheese, dill, capers, and salmon to pasta. Toss, adding reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a thin sauce that coats farfalle (you may not need all the water). Season lightly with salt and pepper. Serve.

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