ASPARAGUS AND SMOKED SALMON
WITH PASTA AND RED CAPSICUM CREAM
(from Simon Holst’s PASTA Cookbook)
2tblsp olive oil
1 small onion
1 large red capsicum
Half cup white wine
Half cup cream
1tblsp basil pesto
Half tsp salt
Fresh ground black pepper
1 bunch asparagus
100-200g smoked salmon pieces
Extra oil or butter
Chopped basil or parsley
Fresh grated parmesan.
Put pasta on to cook
Heat oil in large pan
Add diced onion and sauté until soft
Add diced red capsicum and cook for another minute, stirring.
Add wine, cream, pesto, salt and pepper to taste
Slice asparagus into 4-5cm lengths and add
Simmer sauce over medium heat for 2-3 minutes
Reduce heat and stir in salmon pieces.
Drain cooked pasta and toss it in a little extra oil or butter
Arrange pasta on a platter and top with sauce.
Top with black pepper, chopped fresh herbs and fresh grated parmesan