This is a pasta dish I served on my birthday. It’s my first time making it, and it turned out pretty well, I may say so. I love smoked salmon, and it’s addition to any dish makes it a bit luxurious.

To make, cook your pasta according to the package directions. Don’t forget to salt your water. I used 3/4 lb fettuccine but you may you spaghetti or linguine.

While your pasta is cooking, prepare your sauce. Get a wide skillet and place over medium heat; add five cloves of finely minced garlic to 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Cook until fragrant, then add one medium-sized chopped white onion. Continue cooking until onions are translucent then add 1/3 cup white wine. Let this boil until it’s reduced in half. Stir in 2 cups heavy cream and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and let it simmer for a few minutes. Season with a dash of paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Drain your cooked pasta and add it to the pan. Toss until noodles are evenly coated with the sauce, you may add 1/2 cup pasta water if the sauce seems dry.

Transfer pasta onto a serving dish and generously top with smoked salmon pieces. Sprinkle with dill and grated parmesan cheese before serving.