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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Salmon Pasta

So excited to make this one since I love salmon and I love pasta!

Salmon Pasta

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 one-pound salmon fillet with skin (about 1 inch thick)

  • 1 pound corkscrew or other short pasta

  • 10 ounces spinach, stems trimmed and leaves washed well

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • What to do:

  • Heat the broiler. Put fennel seeds in a small, self-sealing plastic bag, and crush with a rolling pin. Add parsley, brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper to the bag, and shake to mix.

  • Press the mixture onto the skinless side of the salmon. Broil salmon, skin side down, until it is no longer red in the center, about 8 minutes.

  • Flake the fish with a fork. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente, about 13 minutes. Reserve about 1/2 cup cooking water, and drain pasta. Return it to the warm pot, add spinach, and toss.

  • In a bowl, mix together sour cream, lemon juice to taste, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons pasta water.

  • Put pasta on plates, top with salmon, and drizzle with the sour-cream mixture. Or simply toss pasta and spinach in the pot with the salmon and the sour-cream mixture, adding pasta water as needed, and serve.

  • (recipe found at

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