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Pasta With Cilantro, Peas, and Smoked Salmon

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“This is a simple yet delightful recipe that will get rave reviews at your next luncheon. If you don't like salmon, you can leave it out or substitute something else. There's something about the flavor of garlic, jalapenos, fresh cilantro, whipping cream, and fresh lime juice that is just TO-DIE-FOR delicious! I found this recipe on, but it's a Bon Appetit recipe from April 1993.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite.
  2. Meanwhile, in food processor or blender blend garlic, jalapenos, and cilantro.
  3. Add whipping cream and blend until thick.
  4. Add lime juice and season with salt and pepper.
  5. When pasta is firm, add peas and cook for 2 minutes (do not cook if using frozen).
  6. Drain pasta and peas and return to same pot.
  7. Mix in sauce and thawed frozen peas.
  8. Add salmon and chives.

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