Salmon with Cream Sauce over Penne Pasta and Spinach Recipe
8 ounces penne pasta cooked al dente and drained saving 1/4 cup pasta water
4 oz grilled salmon seasoned with salt, pepper or with any flavoring your like
1 12 to 16ounce package fresh sauteed spinach
1 1/2 cups half an half or heavy cream
1/4 cup Romano and Parmesan blended cheeses and more for pasta
salt, pepper to taste
2 crushed garlic cloves
Optional: Broiled Garlic Lobster Tails click link
Grill salmon or bake till flakes easily cut into chunks set aside.
Boil pasta, drain saving 1/4 cup of pasta water. Add pasta back to the pot. Add the pasta water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste and a few tablespoons of grating cheese, toss all together and set aside keeping warm.
In the meantime while the pasta is cooking saute the spinach.
Saute spinach in 2 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, salt and pepper ( you can add a dash of cayenne pepper) saute until wilted and soft around 6 minutes, set aside.
Make the cream sauce in a small saucepan. Heat the half an half or heavy cream, bring to a slow boil. Add the 1/4 cup grating cheese, the garlic cloves and 2 tablespoons butter. Simmer for around 6 minutes. Pour over cooked penne pasta in a large pasta bowl. Toss with small chunks of salmon and the sauteed spinach. This is a great side dish or a perfect meal all by itself.
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