Photo: Francesco Tonelli; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
Hands-on Time:
47 Mins
Total Time:
47 Mins
Serves 6

Pappardelle with Salmon and Leeks is as elegant as it is easy. Rosy salmon and pale green leeks are tossed with broad ribbons of pappardelle pasta and fresh herbs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid; keep pasta and cooking liquid warm.

Step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks, savory, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 15 minutes or until leeks are translucent, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high. Add wine; cook 1 minute. Add stock; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat; stir in pasta, reserved cooking liquid, parsley, and lemon rind.

Step 3

Sprinkle salmon fillet with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and butter; swirl until butter melts. Add salmon fillet, and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Flake the salmon into large chunks. Arrange 1 cup of the pasta mixture on each of 6 plates, and top evenly with flaked salmon. Serve immediately.

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Ratings & Reviews

Kperry177's Review

June 19, 2014
This dish was just okay. It had a fair amount of clean up despite the short ingredient list.

PKcookin's Review

April 14, 2013
I liked this and will make it. A friend did the prep so I can't comment a lot on that. She did most of it while the guests were in the kitchen and it looked pretty straightforward. Good salmon is the key I think. I am a lemon fan so that probably helps. But I thought the leeks went really well with the salmon. There is not much to this dish. The better quality the ingredients I think the better it becomes. Oh and a good bottle of wine didn't hurt.

TerriS2's Review

April 12, 2013
This was very, very good. I used plain papparadelle. Used extra salt and pepper to keep everything from being bland. Will definitely make again and again.

daneanp's Review

April 02, 2013
Well, I thought it was good and DH thought it was good but DD thought it was bland. We got the Lemon Pepper Pappardelle from Trader Joes as suggested. I used fresh mint but dried thyme. We BBQ'd the salmon on our Traeger which cut a tablespoon of olive oil (I did mix the butter into the pasta). Maybe next time I'll just add the oil into the sauce and add a bit more wine and broth to coat the pasta a bit more.

marybeth123's Review

March 17, 2013
This was really tasty. I had some left over Salmon and this was the perfect way to use it up. I bought the Lemon Parppadelle from Trader Joes as suggested by others and it was great! For our taste, I added a little more lemon pepper seasoning and increased the wine and chicken broth a bit. Definitely a dish that will be made again!

BigGlennO's Review

March 13, 2013
Delicious light evening meal. I was able to find pepardelle at an Italian grocery. The leeks tended to clump a bit when I added the pasta which required thorough mixing.. Even so, it was a meal that satisfied my pasta craving and gave me a salmon feast to boot!

JillyBurke's Review

March 07, 2013
Not sure what all the 5 star ratings are for. It's not a bad dish but there wasn't much flavor beyond the lemon. There was a mushy quality to the leeks that didn't mesh well.

LDombeck's Review

March 05, 2013
I also used the 8oz package of Lemon Pepper Pappardelle from Trader Joes. If you can get it, USE IT!!! It was amazing. Since it was less than the stated amount of pasta, I used about 12 oz of salmon instead of a pound, but I kept the same amount of veggies. This was SO delicious. My husband raved about it and wants it again soon. My kids (4&6) also ate it up, but they love fish and we have had this pasta before from TJ's and they already loved that. Since it is a lemon pepper pasta, I used a bit less ground pepper, but I still used the same amount of lemon. Fresh, delicious, yum!

JSChand's Review

March 01, 2013
Saving this recipe! Perfect spring dish....light and tasty. I could not find pappardella, so I used fresh fettuccine.

leocadie70's Review

February 25, 2013
this was definitely a successful quick and easy dinner!!!! I used fresh fettuccine instead of Pappardelle.