Linguine with Salmon and Chives

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"Tender-crisp cooked vegetables, such as asparagus, green peas or mushrooms, can be added to this quick and easy supper dish. Green onions can be used instead of chives; cooked fresh salmon instead of canned."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (406.1 g)
  • Calories 769.9
  • Total Fat - 21.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 76.7 mg
  • Sodium - 367.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 106.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.5 g
  • Sugars - 7.5 g
  • Protein - 39.1 g
  • Calcium - 234.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

In large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente; drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat; add onion and cook until tender.

Step 3

Stir in flour; mix well.

Step 4

Add milk and cook, whisking, until mixture comes to boil, thickens and loses any raw-flour taste.

Step 5

Stir in chives, pepper to taste, and add reserved cooking liquid.

Step 6

Flake salmon and add along with juices and chive mixture to pot with linguine; mix lightly.

Step 7

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I did have to make some changes for dietary reasons in that I had to omit the onion and I scaled back for 3 serves as I was putting a salad on the plate as well with garlic bread on the side and still had a serve left over and as we love our salmon I used a 400g can of red salmon. This is very similar to how I make my salmon mornay except I add cheese to the white sauce and sometimes serve in vol-e-vents with mashed potato and steam vegetables. I loved the addition of the chives to this recipe, I used garlic chives which just gave it a subtle taste of garlic. Thank you Luvcookn, made for Billboard Recipe Tag game.

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(15 Oct 2014)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Very easy simple tasty recipe. My tin was a bit shy of 220 grams so I made 3/4 of the recipe. I was heavy handed with the pepper and next time I will add some chili flakes. I am a spice freak. The recipe is lovely as isfor 99% of everyone and I completely enjoyed it. This recipe will be made again and again. Thanks for a lovely easy dinner.

(7 Jan 2014)


What a great tasting pasta dish this is. I made this using gluten free all-purpose flour rice pasta and rice milk and it worked out great!!

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(25 Nov 2013)


I used fresh Alaskan wild salmon and had it over linguine. It was yummy and one I shall try again!

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(22 Mar 2013)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Very quick, easy and very tasty, my canned salmon was pink salmon so i'm sorry it dosen't show up as much as i would like in the photos. I used fresh chives from the garden and used shaved paremsan cus that is what i had in; A lovely weeknight quick supper, thanks!!

(26 Jul 2012)