Salmon Asparagus Pasta with Vodka

This recipe is for 2-3 people, depending on the amount of pasta used.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • 500g / 2 cups asparagus (green)
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 200g Smoked Salmon
  • 1 tsp Lemonjuice
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 250ml / 1 cup heavy cream (Schlagobers)
  • 3 tbsp / 50 ml Vodka
  • 300g Pasta


  1. Wash the asparagus and remove the white, wooden ends of the asparagus with the knife. There should be about 300g of asparagus left to cook with.

  2. Cut the asparagus into small pieces, about an 2,5cm or one inch long. Steam or cook the asparagus until it's tender. In the meantime you can heat the water for the pasta and start preparing the sauce.

    asparagus in steamer
  3. Heat the butter in a pan on medium heat and add the smoked smoked salmon. Stir the salmon for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.

  4. Add the lemon juice, some salt and pepper and stir some more. The pasta water is probably cooking by now, so add the pasta to the water.

    smoked salmon in pan
  5. Add the heavy cream and the vodka to the sauce, let it cook for a few minutes.

    cooking salmon sauce in pan
  6. Check the asparagus and when it's soft and tender add it to the sauce. Taste the sauce and add some salt and pepper if necessary. Cook the sauce until the pasta is ready.

    salmon asparagus pasta sauce in pan
  7. When the pasta is ready, drain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Stir until everything is combined. Serve immediately.

    salmon asparagus pasta with vodka