Friday, January 16, 2009

Salmon & Asparagus Pasta

This is one of Ella's favorites. She LOVES salmon, especially lox or smoked. So I am always trying to come up with new ways to serve it. This can be made with spaghetti or penne. Naturally, we use brown rice pasta but any pasta will do.

1 package pasta
1 bunch of asparagus
4-6 oz. package of smoked salmon
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon dill (optional)
Parmesan cheese, grated as garnish

Boil pasta. While the pasta cooks, steam asparagus in a separate pan for 4-5 minutes. Remove to an ice bath and chop into 1/2" segments. Set aside.

Chop salmon. Set aside.

When pasta is ready, reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain pasta. In a pan, melt butter and add olive oil. Toss in pasta, asparagus, salmon, lemon zest, dill and season with salt and pepper.

Serve and garnish with freshly shaved or grated Parmesan! Enjoy!

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