The one the restaurants always get wrong

Manny looked a bit sad when I told him what lunch was, and I can’t say as I blame him. It’s the dish restaurants always make so badly you can’t even believe it. You order it several times at several places thinking this time will be better, but eventually you wise up.

Spaghetti with smoked salmon sauce


Shallots, finely chopped
Garlic, finely chopped
white wine
spring onion green part cut into small rounds
smoked salmon
parmesan for those that must


While the spaghetti is cooking:

In a wok, gently fry the shallots and garlic in the butter until soft. Increase heat, add wine and vigorously reduce. Turn down heat and add cream. When the spaghetti is cooked, add to the sauce along with the salmon and toss thoroughly.

Serve with the spring onion rounds on top and lashings of freshly ground black pepper. Best practice, in my opinion, is for everybody to have their own pepper grinder.


One thought on “The one the restaurants always get wrong

  1. As my son Jonathan might put it, this isn’t yucky or disgusting at all. For people who don’t know Jonathan, I should add that he has managed to take British understatement to a new level.


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