An unlikely pairing, but a delicious one that you simply need to try for yourself!


  • 225 g egg tagliatelle (good quality)
  • 2 tblsp softened butter
  • 1 shallot (thinly sliced)
  • 150 g smoked salmon slices (cut into strips)
  • 1-2 tbsp whiskey
  • 120 ml cream
  • 1 tblsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  • Bring a large pan of water to a rolling boil. Plunge in the tagliatelle and cook for 6-8 minutes until al dente or according to packet instructions.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a heavy-based frying pan and sauté the shallot for a couple of minutes until softened but not coloured. Add the smoked salmon and continue to cook for a minute or so, stirring until it lightens in colour.
  • Sprinkle over the whiskey and continue to stir until it has evaporated. Pour in the cream and allow to heat through, then season to taste.
  • Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Add the smoked salmon cream and parsley, stirring until evenly combined. Divide among warmed wide rimmed bowls and serve at once.

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