Creamy salmon & broccoli pasta

One evening I was trying to think what to make for dinner and had a bunch of ingredients in my fridge to use up. I experimented and created a very yummy pasta dish for my toddler bambino. It was very tasty and both my husband and I ended up having it for our dinner too.

The below quantities make enough for about two adult portions and a small portion for a toddler. I served the pasta with a side salad and some homemade garlic bread.

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 fillet of salmon (approximately 225g), cooked, skin removed
  • 130ml single cream or light cream
  • 65g uncooked pasta
  • 45g broccoli florets, hard stalky parts removed
  • 1 small leek, finely chopped
  • 40g cream cheese
  • 30g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • a knob of butter
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, grated or crushed
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • couple twists of black pepper

Method:

  1. Gently flake the salmon fillet, ensuring you remove any bones and set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions, drain then set aside.
  3. In a pan heat the butter on a medium heat. Once melted add in the leek, scallion and garlic and sauté until soft.
  4. Next add in the broccoli and continue to sauté on a low heat until cooked.
  5. Add in the cream cheese and melt. Stir to ensure all the vegetables are coated in the cream cheese.
  6. Next add in the single cream and parmesan cheese and continue to stir and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Take the pan off the heat then add in the cooked pasta, flaked salmon and stir well. Season with oregano and black pepper and serve immediately.

Tips:

I baked my salmon (covered in foil) in the oven at 400F for twenty minutes.

Add more scallion and garlic for extra flavour.

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