Tortellini with Smoked Salmon and Herbed Sauce

It’s that time of the year…when the avid fishermen begin to reel in the salmon.  Though we aren’t that big into fishing at this household…we have friends who keep us supplied.  And we have a new smoker that is turning out wonderful smoked salmon.  Hubby eats it like candy!   We’ve found smoked salmon pairs beautifully with pasta and a herbed cream sauce. 

  • 1 350 gram package cheese tortellini
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh zucchini 
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, cut up (herb and garlic cream cheese works well)
  • 1/2 lb. smoked salmon pieces
  • 1-2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped 
  • 1-2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain.
  2. Sauce: Cook onions and garlic in hot butter over medium heat until tender but not brown. Stir in sliced zucchini and stir-fry for another minute or two.  Stir in flour, salt and pepper.  Add milk.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbling.  Over low heat, add cream cheese and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.  Add salmon pieces and herbs heat through.
  3. Serve over hot tortellini. 
  4. Serves 4.

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