Farfalle al salmone

 la Vispa Teresa butterflies farfalle

E tutta giuliva stringendola viva

gridava a distesa: “L’ho presa! L’ho presa!”.

Farfalle al salmone

farfalle salmone butterflies pasta salmon

With the days getting longer and a definite zing in the air, this week Fidget went for an easy, sunny pasta dish. ‘Butterflies’ are the key ingredient – and what better than farfalle to bring summer into the cartoon kitchen.

For the sauce you will need: 100g shredded smoked salmon, 50ml double cream, 20g butter and the juice of ½ lemon.

Start by cooking your pasta (160g, strictly butterflies*). Make the sauce at the same time: in a small pan melt the butter, add the shredded salmon and then the lemon juice. Add the cream and cook gently for 5min or so. Season.

When the pasta is cooked al dente, drain and toss it in the sauce; mix quickly and serve at once.

* be assured that no living creature was harmed in the making of this dish. And for those who will enjoy the full version of this 19th century Italian classic rhyme, here it is:

La vispa Teresa

avea tra l’erbetta

A volo sorpresa

gentil farfalletta

E tutta giuliva

stringendola viva

gridava a distesa:

“L’ho presa! L’ho presa!”.

A lei supplicando

l’afflitta gridò:

“Vivendo, volando

che male ti fò?

Tu sì mi fai male

stringendomi l’ale!

Deh, lasciami! Anch’io

son figlia di Dio!”.

Teresa pentita

allenta le dita:

“Va’, torna all’erbetta,

gentil farfalletta”.

Confusa, pentita,

Teresa arrossì,

dischiuse le dita

e quella fuggì.