For way too long now I’ve enjoyed Salmon as a fillet on it’s own with some vegetables and maybe rice or potatoes. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that as Salmon is perfect for a ‘fish and two veg’ type of dinner, however it is so much more adaptable for a wide variety of dishes.
So I thought I’d try it out with some spaghetti and make it into a Salmon Pasta dish. After all, experimenting in the kitchen is the way to create and enjoy future favourites. If nobody experimented we’d never have so much choice of amazing recipes that are out there today.
This salmon recipe is served with a creamy sauce with a hint of lemon, to give the dish a delicious citrus aftertaste. It is simple, and the peas balance the level of sweetness. Overall I am very pleased I can share this delicious recipe with you guys. Enjoy 🙂
2 Portions x Wholewheat Spaghetti
20g x Table Salt
2 x Salmon Fillets
1 x Garlic Clove (whole)
1 x Thyme Sprig
1 tsp x Dill
100g x Frozen Peas
For The Creamy Sauce
50ml x Single Cream
50ml x Semi-Skimmed Milk
Knob of Butter
1 x Thyme Sprig
Juice of 1/4 Lemon
Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
1. Heat the kettle and boil the spaghetti in a large saucepan (on a medium-high heat) for 17 minutes with the table salt added.
2. Whilst the spaghetti is cooking prepare the salmon, pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan-assisted). Place the salmon in some foil and season with salt. With the back of a knife slightly crush the garlic clove and place on top of the salmon with a thyme sprig and dill.
3. Turn the foil surrounding the salmon into a parcel so that it is fully covered. Add about 100ml of water to a baking tray and place the salmon parcel on top. After 5 minutes of pre-heating the oven, place the baking tray in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Cook the frozen peas according to packet instructions, either on the hob or in a microwave with some water.
5. To make the creamy sauce, heat a seperate saucepan on a medium heat for a few minutes. Add the butter until fully melted and then add the remaining ingredients. Cook gently and stir regularly. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
6. Drain the spaghetti and return it to the pan and add the cooked peas. Remove the salmon from the oven and flake into the spaghetti pan. Add the creamy sauce into the pan and serve onto two plates.