Salmon Spinach Alfredo

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Penne pasta with spinach, a light cream sauce, and salmon.

A garlic cream sauce with spinach. Of course, if your not a spinach lover, try some boiled asparagus or even peas.

This cream sauce is versatile and goes great with many vegetables. Don't be shy to substitute your favorite. This is a perfect way to also use up that leftover salmon any way it's seasoned!







8 ounces penne pasta cooked al dente and drained saving 1/4 cup oz grilled salmon seasoned with salt, pepper, or with any flavoring your like

butter

olive oil

pasta water

4 oz grilled salmon seasoned with salt, pepper or with any flavoring your like

1 package fresh spinach leaves

1 1/2 cups half and half or heavy cream
1/4 cup Romano and Parmesan blended cheeses and more for pasta

salt, pepper to taste

2 crushed garlic cloves



Bake salmon for 15 minutes or until it flakes easily then 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 to keep 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 and half or heavy cream, bring to a slow boil.

Add the 1/4 cup grated cheese, the garlic cloves, and 2 tablespoons of 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.

7 comments

  1. I like this rich dish very much. Great combination of salmon with spinach :) Bye, have a good week

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  2. I wish I didn't and rarely eat them, but I do love cream sauces. This dish looks soooo good and I want if now at 6:13 am

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  3. This sounds yummy. Great combination of flavors.

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  4. It looks delicious, Claudia. I love the word 'light' in front of the cream sauce. I'm all for that!

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  5. So flavourful Claudia and a pretty special way to cook one of mt favourite seafoods.

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  6. Your dish sounds delicious and would be perfect to serve dinner guests.

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  7. My mouth is watering so much right now! Gosh how I wish I had that for dinner. Thanks for sharing:)

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