Creamy salmon and lemon penne

A perfect summer dish!
A perfect summer dish!

This recipe is a real winner! It is simple, easy and bursts with fresh flavours. You can replace the salmon with any other fish or even smoked salmon (which gives it some real extra flavour). You can also replace the penne with any other pasta like orecchiette or linguine. A simple recipe from Walter Trupp with only 15 minutes completion time. A perfect and easy to make dish for summer.

Enjoy!

Walter Trupp

Estimated preparation Time: 12 minutes

Completion Time: 15 minutes              Skill level: easy

Equipment:   Pot with lid to cook the pasta, Frying pan, Strainer, Spatula or wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 2 litres water (and 4 litres if you cook 4 portions)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 100 gm penne
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • ½ garlic clove peeled, crushed and finely chopped
  • Finely grated zest of ¼ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of seeded mustard or 1 anchovy fillet or 1 teaspoon of salted baby capers
  • ¼ cup of cream
  • 200gm fresh salmon fillet without skin and cut into 1-2 cm large cubes
  • Juice of a quarter lemon
  • ¼ cup of flat leaf parsley roughly cut or basil or coriander or dill or tarragon
  • ¼ cup of olives, stones removed or sundried tomatoes, optional

 

Method

  1. Bring a pot with water to the boil (2 litres and 4 litres if you cook 4 portions)
  2. Add the teaspoon of salt
  3. Add the pasta and cook according to the cooking instructions of the brand you use
  4. Stir the pasta from time to time to keep it from sticking together
  5. While the pasta cooks, heat a frying pan for 1 minute
  6. Add the olive oil
  7. Add the garlic
  8. Reduce the heat and cook the garlic for 1 minute
  9. Add the lemon zest
  10. Add the mustard
  11. Add the cream
  12. Bring to the boil
  13. Turn the heat off and set aside
  14. Add the salmon to the pan
  15. When the pasta is cooked, drain it through the strainer and let sit for 1 minute so excess water can evaporate
  16. Add the pasta to the pan with the cream mixture
  17. Turn the heat to high and heat for 1 minute
  18. Stir the pasta together
  19. Add lemon juice
  20. Add salt
  21. Add pepper
  22. Stir well
  23. Add herbs (and olives) and combine and serve

 

What to serve with? A nice leaf salad is definitely the best option as well as steamed asparagus or Snowpeas

 

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