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Salmon and Asparagus with Penne and Light Cream Sauce

Salmon and Asparagus with Penne and Light Cream Sauce

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
twroush02

twroush02

This is a really good recipe if you like salmon and asparagus. Even if you are not an asparagus lover, the ingredients give the asparagus an amazing flavor. I have always loved my homemade alfredo sauce, but now I prefer this sauce to my alfredo.

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  • Calories:
  • 1161 kcal
  • 58%
  • Fat:
  • 105.4 g
  • 162%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 35.3 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 304 mg
  • 101%
  • Sodium:
  • 949 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Pour in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Once the water is boiling, stir in the penne, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil, the white pepper, dill, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a skillet over medium-low heat until the oil is shimmering. Gently lay the salmon fillet into the oil, and sprinkle with 1 pinch of salt. Arrange the cut asparagus and bits of minced garlic around the salmon in the skillet. Squeeze the lemon slices over the salmon and asparagus, and place the squeezed slices into the skillet. Cover and cook for 8 minutes. Flip the salmon, and cook until the salmon is no longer translucent in the center, about 8 more minutes.
  3. Remove the salmon, asparagus, garlic, and lemon slices from the skillet to a warmed plate, leaving the juices in the skillet. Whisk in the cream and enough Parmesan cheese to thicken the sauce. Let the cheese melt, and season to taste with salt. To serve, divide the cooked penne pasta, salmon, and asparagus between two plates, with the pasta to the side of the salmon. Spoon the cream sauce over the pasta, and serve.
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Caroline C
19

Caroline C

3/23/2010

Husband absolutely loved it! Apart from using fresh dill instead of dried, I followed the recipe pretty much exactly. Next time I'll add more Parmesan - 1/4 cup wasn't cheesy enough for us!

tofine2wine
15

tofine2wine

2/15/2011

Excellent.

Maribel R
13

Maribel R

3/29/2010

exelent recipe!!!! only I added more garlic and regular black pepper. Even though the garlic turned blue (because of the lemon juice) and the salmon broke up when I turned it.. but who cares!!!.it all goes doen the same way!!! Next time I will cook the garlic a little before adding the lemon! and maybe cook at a higher heat, less time so the salmon won't break up!!! It was great nevertheless

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