Creamy Salmon Tagliatelle

This might sound like an indulgent dish but it’s actually super healthy, and as always, delicious! Perfect to refuel after a work-out as the salmon is such a good source of protein and fats…but also equally as good when you just want a big bowl of comforting creamy pasta.

Another win for me with this meal is that it takes max 20 minutes to have it from pan to plate…just get all your prep done beforehand, and voila!


Creamy Salmon Tagliatelle

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes     Cook Time: 15 – 20 minutes     Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • Gluten free tagliatelle – I usually use 3 nests per person
  • 150ml low fat creme fraiche
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed (omit if following FODMAP diet)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon + 2 slices
  • Handful of fresh basil, torn
  • 20g fresh grated parmesan
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salmon fillet
  • 200g fresh spinach
  • 100g frozen petit pois (omit if following FODMAP diet)
  • 8 asparagus spears
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets

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Method

  1. In a bowl, mix together the creme fraiche, lemon juice, garlic, basil, parmesan and salt and pepper and set aside
  2. Season your salmon fillets and place a slice of lemon on top, then place under the grill.  It should take roughly 15 minutes, dependant on thickness, so check that it is cooked all the way through
  3. In a boiling pan of water, cook the pasta as per instructions
  4. In a separate boiling pan of water, blanch the broccoli with the peas for 3-5 minutes, then add in the asparagus for a few minutes until just cooked through
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  5. If your spinach is in a bag, pierce and microwave for 3 minutes.  If it’s not in a bag, add to the pan of boiling water, just until wilted
  6. Drain all the vegetables and set aside
  7. Drain the pasta when cooked and tip in the vegetables and the sauce mix.   Combine and stir back over the heat
  8. At this point, you can either serve the pasta and place the salmon fillet on top, or flake the cooked salmon throughout the pasta
  9. Serve with more fresh basil and a grating of parmesan.  Enjoy!

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