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Pasta Shells with Salmon Caviar

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Pasta Shells with Salmon Caviar

Pasta Shells with Salmon Caviar - Pasta with a twist - sometimes you've got to have caviar!

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Health Score:
7,8 / 10
very easy
20 min.

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Nutritional values

The sulfides (sulfur compounds) in the leek act as a gentle natural antibiotic and helps to lower both elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Caviar contains iodine, while the noodles provide fiber and energy.

You can always substitute the leek for spring onions, which contain even more of the beneficial sulphur substances and bring a slight pungency to this dish.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie465 kcal(22 %)
Protein16 g(16 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates66 g(44 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage8 g(27 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E2.7 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin4.9 mg(41 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate74 μg(25 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin3.1 μg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.9 μg(30 %)
Vitamin C19 mg(20 %)
Potassium421 mg(11 %)
Calcium167 mg(17 %)
Magnesium79 mg(26 %)
Iron2.7 mg(18 %)
Iodine10 μg(5 %)
Zinc1.8 mg(23 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.6 g
Uric acid129 mg
Cholesterol28 mg
Development of this recipe:


3 stalks
Leek (600 grams)
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
Cultured butter (10 grams)
2 tablespoons
Anisette (or 1 pinch of ground anise)
150 milliliters
150 milliliters
350 grams
small Pasta (eg conchiglie shells)
coarsely ground Pepper
30 grams
Salmon caviar (from a jar)

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 2 Pots, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Small knife, 1 Garlic press, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Sieve

Preparation steps

Pasta Shells with Salmon Caviar preparation step 1

Rinse leeks and cut lengthwise into quarters. Cut light and dark parts of leeks diagonally into small pieces.

Pasta Shells with Salmon Caviar preparation step 2

Heat oil and butter in a pot. Add leeks, lightly salt and cook over low heat 2 minutes. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil.

Pasta Shells with Salmon Caviar preparation step 3

Peel garlic and squeeze through a garlic press into the leeks. Season with anisette or aniseed.

Pasta Shells with Salmon Caviar preparation step 4

Pour in broth and soy creamer and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes at medium heat. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions in boiling salted water until al dente.

Pasta Shells with Salmon Caviar preparation step 5

Season the sauce with salt and pepper, stir in half of the caviar and reserve the rest for garnishing. Strain the pasta, drain and serve with the sauce.