Salmon Pasta Recipe

delicious & easy

Salmon Pesto Pasta features seared fish on a bed of fettuccine, all coated in a lemony pesto sauce. Cook the whole dish in just 20 minutes!

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– Salmon – Pesto Sauce – Heavy Cream – Uncooked fettuccine – Grape tomatoes

Step 1

Use salt and pepper to season both sides of salmon. Set aside. Bring a pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook to al dente.

Step 2

When pasta is finished cooking, reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta in a colander and set aside.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large cast-iron for 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes to the shimmering oil; Let them cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Using a wooden spoon, move the tomatoes to one side of the skillet. Arrange the salmon filets in the available space of the pan.

Step 5

Cook for 3 minutes, then use a spatula to flip the filets over, toss or stir the tomatoes, and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.

Step 6

Stir in minced garlic and cook for another 1 minute. Add the salmon to a serving plate and cover it with foil. Transfer the tomatoes to a bowl and set aside.

Step 7

Add pasta to skillet, along with pesto sauce and lemon juice, and stir to combine. Stir in the blistered tomatoes and toss gently to combine.

Step 8

Divide the pasta between 6 plates, sprinkle each with freshly shredded parmesan cheese, then place a salmon filet on top. Garnish with freshly chopped basil.

If you don’t have any buffalo sauce on hand, you can use hot sauce mixed with mayonnaise or BBQ sauce.

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Serve & enjoy!

Serve & enjoy!