Spaghetti al Salmone – How to flambé a pasta dish

Ingredients – Serves 3

  • 500g Spaghetti
  • 200g smoked Salmon
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 115ml Double Cream
  • 240ml Vodka
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sunflower oilsalmon2


  1. Prepare a medium pot full of water and turn it on a high heat. When it starts to boil, add your pasta, oil and salt. Give it a stir every now and then.salmon3
  2. Prepare a large frying pan on low heat and in the meantime peel and slice the onion and garlic.
  3. Add a dash of oil to the frying pan, add onion and garlic.
  4. Start slicing the salmon into long strips and add it to the pan. Leave it to cook for 10 mins.salmon4
  5. Add vodka to the pan and by tilting the pan slightly forward, the alcohol touches the burner and fires up the pan. Watch it on video at 7:05 for a better explanation. Please be very careful if you are trying to do this! Let it reduce by ¾ and let the flames go out by themselves, that’s the alcohol burning out and giving flavour to the dish.

  6. Add the cream and give it a gentle stir.
  7. Drain your pasta and add it to the sauce.

MMmmm I can smell it from here!! Enjoy 🙂