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Receipe: Pasta with Salmon

Lets have a change, this evening I've got a subliminal message from my wife: "Tonight you cook, I bought pasta and salmon". So here we go for all of you a recette just tested

Come on guys lets prepare a very simple dish for your lady! 10 minutes, one boiling pan, one frying pan and some steps.

Initially I wrote the post with 11 steps to prepare the pasta then discovered that bbc has a receipe in 4 steps. I'm including both, mine is for 2 with less onion and allow for more mistakes.

Frank's style
  • 200g of pasta. Tradition would say "penne" but take what you have
  • 200g of salmon. Smoked or freshed is not that important
  • 70g of single cream (or double or creme fraiche)
  • 1/8 or onion 
  • 10 g of butter (cut an angle) 
  • 10 g of olive oil (throw 2 coffee spoon in the pan)
  • Pamiggiano reggiano
You need one boiling pan and a frying pan

1) Bring 1 liter of water to boil in the boiling pan with a fist of big salt
2) Drop the pasta in the boiling pan and put a timer as indicated on the pasta package
3) Put the frying pan over high fire
4) put in the butter and oil together in the frying pan. FYI "the mix oil and butter is to reach the right temperature without burning the butter"
5) meanwhile cut the 1/8 or onion. 
6) when the butter is melted drop the onion in the pan and wait for a couple of minutes while you...
7) ... cut the salmon in small pieces, and drop them in with the butter and onion
8) reduce the frying pan fire to medium (not to burn it all)
8) one minute before the pasta time is over put the single cream in the frying pan and mix
9) pasta is ready, drain the pasta and put it in the frying pan with all the other ingredients, while the fire is still on. 
10) mix mix mix and serve.
11) bring parmiggiano on the table so she can add it as preferred
12 Enjoy



Preparation method

  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions in a pan of salted boiling water, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and red onion and fry for 3-4 minutes or until the onion has softened.
  3. Add the salmon cubes and double cream and continue to cook over a gentle heat for five minutes, or until the salmon has cooked through.
  4. Stir in the drained pasta and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in the parsley.