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Salmon Penne alla Vodka
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
28 mins
This salmon penne with tomato vodka sauce is a delicious way to dress up a classic pasta dish with one of our favorite fish. It's decadent, but comes together in less than 30 minutes, start to finish.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Seafood, Pasta, One Pot Meal, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 863 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup finely diced onion about ½ onion
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed and peeled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can of tomatoes, crushed
  • cup vodka
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 (5-ounce) fillets of salmon, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 ounces goat cheese optional
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill or fresh basil chopped (optional)
  1. Bring a large stockpot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Pre-heat a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and butter and sauté the onion and for a couple of minutes, until they start to soften. Season with salt and crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes and vodka and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook the pasta according to package directions.
  5. Add the heavy cream and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the salmon and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, until the salmon is opaque and cooked through and the sauce has thickened a little.
  7. Drain the pasta, reserving ½ cup of pasta water ahead of time and toss the pasta directly into the pan with the sauce. Mix the pasta and sauce together gently, adding reserved pasta water if, and as needed. Sprinkle in the goat cheese (if using) and swirl lightly. Season to taste with salt.
  8. Serve pasta with fresh dill sprinkled on top.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Penne alla Vodka
Amount Per Serving
Calories 863 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 658mg27%
Potassium 1233mg35%
Carbohydrates 102g34%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1277IU26%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.