Bryan and I bought a few cans of smoked salmon from Salmon Etc. in Ketchikan, Alaska. I just couldn’t resist not to get anything from Alaska. Salmon seems to be the perfect thing. These canned salmon are pretty good. Very smokey. After getting the salmon, I was thinking how to cook with them. Salmon Etc. gave us a few recipe. I picked this pasta one with lemon cream sauce. This recipe may look heavy, but the lemon juice and zest definitely lightened it up. The sauce was creamy and smokey. Good to eat with a side salad. The most important is that this dish reminded me of the good times in Alaska.
I had my first panna cotta at the Passionfish restaurant in Pacific Grove, California. It was a lemon panna cotta with citrus. It was light and creamy. After that, I knew that I have to try making that at home. This recipe is very simple. The panna cotta was creamy and sweet with a hint of lemon flavor. It was perfect with the tangy raspberry sauce. And, the panna cotta looked amazing with the contrasting colors. This panna cotta can be made a day ahead, so there is little hassle. Making it even easier to enjoy a relaxing and romantic sweet dinner ending with your loved one.