If you truly love the kind of food only an Italian grandma could put on the table, you’ll need to hop a ferry to Staten Island and make a pilgrimage to Enoteca Maria. The kitchen is staffed entirely by Italian grandmas, and therefore the food on the table is filled with love. Restaurant founder Jody Scaravella’s new cookbook, Nonna’s House, is a collection of beloved recipes you’ll want to try…even if yours doesn’t turn out like Nonna’s the first time. This one is easy — a lovely pasta dish with bright salmon, fresh vegetables and herbs and a crunchy topping.

Pappardelle and salmon look beautiful together. This dish is tempting even for those who don’t like fish. I like to garnish the dish with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano as well as with chopped walnuts, but you might prefer a simpler flavor.

Reprinted with permission from Nonna’s House