Pappardelle with Salmon and Sugar Snap Peas

Even on a rainy day it’s possible to find some fun outdoors. Last Sunday I went out to Barrie Hill Farms for their annual Strawberry Festival but the skies had another plan and rained us out.  So lucky for me, the owner, Morris Gervais, aka Farmer Morris, had a wee bit of spare time and he was kind enough to take me around the farm to photograph some strawberries and peas while I pondered on this new dish.

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Morris always has a big smile and going round the fields with him is such a treat because I can see how much he loves his work.  His farm is very large and we drove a long ways through beautifully maintained fields before coming to the strawberries.  I was joking to Morris that it felt like I was looking at the Red Carpet of farmers’ fields.  Everything was so neat and tidy with no weeds – how does he do that??Barrie Hill Farms | Simply Fresh Dinners

The strawberry crop this year is so scrumptious and I’ve had fun making lots of dishes with them.  I’m also on a fresh pasta kick these days so you’re going to see a strawberry/pasta recipe soon – I know – sounds a little odd but it was fabulous, I promise!

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Those little guys are very hard to photograph!  Next time I’ll bring my tripod and spend some more time getting better shots.  We were lucky because we caught these shots between downpours and the berries and peas looked so lovely with raindrops on their leaves.

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These visitors didn’t let the rain spoil their spirits or their berry picking plans!

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I have to say that I am both surprised and delighted by my excitement with each trip to the farms.  Looking at the produce in the fields, watching it being picked and boxed and then going directly into my grocery bag is simply the best!  We snacked on fresh peas on the ride back to the main market area and the crunch and taste really inspired this dish.

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We so often take our food for granted and when we drive through the country we absentmindedly glance at the miles and miles of farmland.  But when you get the opportunity to explore the fields up close and see the endless hard work that goes into ensuring we get the best produce, it’s quite humbling.  I truly appreciate this wonderfully fresh food and I’m so inspired to cook something new every single day!

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My next stop was Nicholyn Farms where I picked up some green onions, fresh herbs and beautiful salmon and this simple, delicious dish was born.  I’ll be spending some time with the owner, Lynda, next week and will share some pics of their beautiful farm with you.

Pappardelle with Salmon and Sugar Snap Peas

I used pappardelle pasta with this and if you substitute another one, please use a broad noodle because the dish really demands it.  There are not a lot of ingredients so I wouldn’t vary far from the recipe.  What I love most is that the flavours are subtle yet the freshness makes it special.

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This comes together in no time at all and please remember that you can use chicken or vegetable stock in place of white wine with no compromise in taste.  Ohhh, one other little note.  I like to roast my salmon but if you like you can cut it into bite sized pieces and add it during the cooking process to make the dish even simpler.

This is my new favourite pasta dish and I’m already planning to make it again next week.  Cheers!


Pappardelle with Salmon and Snap Peas
Author: Robyn
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Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound dried pappardelle, cooked, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, washed and trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine (or substitute chicken or vegetable stock)
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce
  • 8 ounces salmon fillet, skin removed, brush with Asian chili sauce, salt and pepper it and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, more for garnish
  • 1/2 lemon
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add snap peas, green onion and garlic. Stir often, until tender – about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the wine (or broth) and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Let it cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the salmon, mint, dill, salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring gently to ensure the salmon doesn’t fall apart. (You can roast the salmon separately and add at the end if you prefer. Roast at 400 F for 12-15 minutes, let rest for 5 and cut into bite sized pieces).
  4. Add the pappardelle and toss gently with tongs.
  5. Garnish with fresh dill and mint. Squeeze juice from lemon over dish and serve.

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  • Reply
    Kalee @ The Crowded Table
    July 3, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    This dish looks delicious, Robyn! So simple, too. Your farm visit looked like fun, fresh peas are SO good. 🙂
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    Debbie Harris
    July 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Oooh what a joyful post, Robyn!
    I had never picked strawberries before until we moved to Canada, and WOW what a delight it was for the first time! You were allowed to eat while you picked, needless to say,I believe I ate more than I picked and never did I do that again! 🙂
    Your dish looks absolutely delicious, and I will certainly give it a try. Yummy 🙂
    There is always fun and joy to be found in the rain.

    Sweet blessings to you.
    Joy! Debbie

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    Bam's Kitchen
    July 4, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Beautiful simple dish! I love pappardelle pasta as it has a great texture and pairs so well with fresh veg. I love the dill in this dish too. Do you get your fresh herbs for the farm too? I am sorry to hear that mother nature was not behaving but love the fact that still even in the dog days of summer that you have some die hard strawberry pickers. Will have to keep this recipe in my back pocket as a super easy less than 30 minute meal. Pinning, sharing and smoke signal sent!
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    Anita Rivera
    July 4, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Well your photos look GOOD TO ME! And so do those berries, sugar snap peas and pappardelle! Now salmon is my favorite fish, and you should have seen and tasted the slabs of it while I was on vacation. YES, I had two salmon dinners while in Monterey and Carmel and it was outstanding!

    What a lovely time you must have had photographing this great farm brimming with earth’s gifts. HAVE FUN ROBYN! Anita

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      July 5, 2015 at 5:25 am

      Oh, I bet the salmon was divine in California, Anita! I can’t wait to see your beautiful new post today. I’m finally finding the time to catch up with everyone! Thanks for visiting, sweet lady. xoxo

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    July 4, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Farm fresh snap peas are probably one of my favorite things in the world! My parents attempted to grow them all the time but they never made it to the table when I had to pick them!

    Looks absolutely delicious and can’t wait to give it a try!

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      July 5, 2015 at 5:22 am

      LOL, I used to be like that with raspberries from my grandmother’s garden, Caitlin. This dish was so easy and fun to put together. I hope you enjoy 🙂

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    July 4, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Good evening, my sweet friend! Mmmm…. what a delicious and fresh recipe! It looks delightful, Robyn! And rain….there is always joy found in “playing” in the rain 🙂

    Hugs to you!

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      July 5, 2015 at 5:21 am

      Stephanie! I’m so behind in my visits and you’re always on top of things. How do you do it? lol. I agree – rain can be great fun 🙂

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    Anita Rivera
    July 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Darling Robyn, HELLO! I just saw your comment come into my post. Thank you for the friendship, always. Your kind words help me go on and think how I can better reach my reader with words, music and images. AND with your constant encouragement, I am working on my photography, and liking what I am learning. I have a way to go to expand my repertoire, but the daily lessons are so valuable!

    Have a fabulous Sunday my friend! Anita

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    July 6, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Looks delicious Robyn– the fresh dill, yum! I have been eating lots of salmon lately too… the farms are beautiful! No farms around here 🙁
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    July 6, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Thanks so much, Michelle. Glad to hear that salmon still tastes good for you at this stage, lol. Getting closer! Very exciting!!
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    July 8, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Love the combo of salmon, pasta, and peas! I usually do mine with a cream sauce, but really like this. Good stuff! Thanks.
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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    August 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I can see why it is one of your favorite dishes…it sounds wonderful to me too! I wonder how it would be with smoked salmon?
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    Tania @ COOKTORIA
    January 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    This dish looks stunning, Robyn! I am going to try it one of these days! I’ve never had Pappardelle noodles before, but they sure look delicious!

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      January 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      I had never had them either, Tania, but when I saw them in the store I knew they were for me! Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂
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