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.



Well...the hubby said it all..."this is so yummy"...he's not a big fan of salmon...but I guess when it's served in a tasty cream sauce...he is...this is going to be on my best of 2021 list...I had planned to serve it with red pepper flakes...but forgot...I do have a small serving of I might just be able to get those peppers on the dish...I like the idea of using asparagus in the dish...I'll be trying that next time...made for "Billboard" tag game...

review by:
(29 Jan 2021)


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)