Salmon and prawn tagliatelle

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I saw this recipe on The Big Breakfast (Channel 4), about 25 years ago; and have been making variations of it ever since.

It's the simplest recipe I know - I dare you to get this one wrong!

There is an even simpler version here

This is especially nice if made with homemade pasta

Salmon and prawn tagliatelle
Made using homemade pasta & crayfish instead of prawns
Servings:Serves 2 - Would stretch to 4 with a big salad and maybe a bit more pasta
Calories per serving:1028
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:31st January 2013

Best recipe review

The Big Breakfast; I thank you.


I must have made this 100's of times, and it never fails to amaze. Simplicity itself and so good.

Paul R Smith

The ingredients without pasta


Printable 🖨 shopping 🛒 list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe


  1. Remove the skin from the salmon and remove any pin-bones - tweezers are good for this
  2. Cut the salmon into 1" x 1" chunks
  3. Add a splash of olive oil and the black pepper to a large pan and sizzle the garlic for a few minutes. Add the salmon pieces and stir to coat with the garlic oil
  4. Pour the soup over the garlic and salmon, almost bring the soup to the boil and then immediately reduce to a simmer
  5. Place the salmon chunks in the soup and simmer for 4 minutes
  6. Cook the pasta as directed, drain and cover
  7. Add the prawns, cream, sherry, chopped parsley, salt and stir for a minute or so
  8. Pour the pasta into the soup, mix well, serve with parsley garnish

Serving suggestions

Serve hot, maybe with a salad if you need to stretch it to four people. There is enough here for two gluttons though!


This works well with a few crushed bird's' eye chillies crushed and added with the garlic. Mind you, if you love your chili you probably don't need to be told this!

See also

Interesting lobster recipes

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