Winter Warmers; Creamy Tenderstem® and Salmon Pasta


Winter warmers are all about comfort food, simple filling recipes to beat those winter blues. From filling plates of steaming hot pasta to heart-warming one pot meals we have the recipes that will keep that chilly weather at bay.

Creamy Tenderstem and salmon pasta – A quick and easy dish that the whole family will love, with a delicious crispy garlic crumb topping that can be sprinkled over for those who fancy it. 

Ingredients for the garlic crumbs:

120g piece of wholemeal bread, slightly stale is best

2-3 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

a pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)

Salt & freshly ground black pepper

for the pasta:

375g dried tagliatelle

240g Tenderstem, cut into 3-4cm lengths

200g smoked salmon

300ml creme fraiche, either full or half fat

a small bunch of chives, snipped

A little salt & freshly ground black pepper


To make the garlic crumbs, cut the crusts off the bread and discard. Roughly tear into chunks and pulse for a few seconds in a food processor until you have rough breadcrumbs, with some small and some larger pieces.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Tip in the crumbs and add the chilli if using. Fry for 2-3 minutes until crisp and golden, stirring frequently, adding a little more oil if they are looking too dry. Add the crushed garlic, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and stir well to mix. Fry for a further minute then tip into a bowl and set aside.

Bring a large pan of lightly salted water up to a rolling boil. Add the tagliatelle and cook according to the packet instructions, about 12 minutes. 3 minutes before its due to be cooked, drop in the Tenderstem. Drain well and tip back into the pan.

Stir through the smoked salmon, cream and chives until evenly mixed, warming over a low heat as you do so. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve in warmed bowls.

Pass the garlic crumbs around separately for people to add themselves.

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