Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon, Capers, Cream Cheese & Dill


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Smoked Salmon, Capers & Cream Cheese Pasta with Dill

INGREDIENTS

1 lb pasta – your choice – or 4 servings homemade (http://delightfuldeliciousdelovelyblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/pizza-dough-5/)

2 TBS olive oil

2 cloves garlic – sliced

2/3 cup dry white wine

8 oz package cream cheese – cut into cubes

1 cup half & half

1 cup (or more – for color) of tomato sauce.  I used my favorite (http://www.raos.com/AR24-case.aspx) and a few tablespoons of a homemade version I had leftover from my stromboli

10 oz (more or less – to your taste or budget) smoked salmon – chopped into bite-sized squares

3 TBS Fresh dill

1 tsp (or more if you like heat) crushed red pepper

4 TBS capers

salt & pepper to taste

extra dill for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Heat the oil in a skillet & add the garlic.  After about a minute – add the white wine.  Beware – adding wine to hot oil will create a sputtering hot mess – so stand back.  Once this is boiling, add the cream cheese & stir constantly until it melts.  Add the half & half & tomato sauce & the crushed red pepper.  Blend well & then add the smoked salmon. Once this is well blended – stir in some fresh dill.  Once it seems creamy & blended – taste & add salt/pepper or more crushed red pepper – to your taste.  Reduced heat to low & simmer – stirring frequently – while you cook your pasta.

Cook your pasta according to directions.  Drain & put in a large bowl.  Add your sauce & stir well.  Serve on individual plates, adding capers & fresh dill as garnish on each plate.

This stuff is dangerously delicious.  Enjoy!!!

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