Shrimp Pasta with Cognac Sauce & Smoked Salmon

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 50 min.
Cognac and smoked salmon contribute to the elegance of this rich dish.


  • 1 lb black tiger shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 lb angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 oz smoked salmon, diced or salmon caviar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • Cognac Sauce1 large leek
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Cognac


  • Cognac SauceCut leek in half lengthwise; discarding tough green tops. Wash thoroughly. Chop and put in heavy saucepan; add cream. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook at a slow boil until reduced and thickened, about 30 minutes. Add cognac and cook 7 minutes. Remove from heat and pureé in blender or food processor to make a smooth sauce. Adjust seasonings. Keep warm.
  • To Cook ShrimpBrush shrimp with olive oil and broil or grill, 3 or 4 inches from heat, until opaque; turning once. Gently toss pasta with cream sauce and diced smoked salmon or caviar. Asparagus tips or chives, optional.
  • Mound pasta on warmed serving plates; top with shrimp and garnish with asparagus trips or chives; if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 796
  Calories from Fat 398 (50%)
(69%)Total Fat 45g
(122%)Saturated Fat 24g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(83%)Cholesterol 249mg
(12%)Sodium 300mg
(11%)Potassium 384mg
Total Carbohydrate 61g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(61%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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