Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Salmon, Spinach & Zucchini Pasta


I haven't forgotten about my Wednesday links - they just have sort of slipped for a little while. I'll get back to them though - promise! Maybe not on Wednesdays though... what's a better day? Friday? Saturday? I keep thinking I should work out some kind of schedule for posting, but I never get around to it.

Oh well. On to the food. How about a quick weeknight pasta? We eat much less pasta now that Titus is eating with us - he just doesn't like it. Or at least he hasn't up until very recently, he seems to be starting to at least tolerate it which makes things easier for us. Because pasta is, let's face it, easy.

Salmon, Spinach & Zucchini Pasta
Serves 2-3

200 g pasta
300 g salmon, in 2 cm dice
1/2 zucchini, sliced into thin half-moons
250 g spinach (frozen and thawed is fine)
1/2 leek, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp cream cheese
200 ml cream (use a bit less if you'd like)
salt, pepper
pinch of nutmeg
olive oil

Boil the pasta according to the instructions.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat a little oil, and fry the leeks, zucchini and garlic for a few minutes. Set aside. Heat some more oil and fry the salmon for a few minutes. Add the spinach, and the leek, zucchini and garlic from before. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Add cream cheese and cream, and let it cook for a few minutes. Finally, toss with the pasta and serve right away.

Recipe in Swedish:
Pasta med lax, spenat och zucchini


Parsley Sage said...

This sounds so good. It's so easy to just dump some tomato sauce on pasta and call it dinner. Nice to be given an easy alternative. Thanks for sharing!

Steph said...

Looks so delicious. I'm gonna have to try this sometime!

PDX Glutton said...

Mmm, nutmeg. Sounds like a great addition. Thanks for the recipe!