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Gennaro Contaldo's Salmon Pesto Pasta
Singingly fresh, this pasta recipe from Gennaro Contaldo is bound to put a spring in your step. Sacla' Classic Basil Pesto provides the perfect base for flaky fish, crisp asparagus, sweet garden peas and a bushel of finely chopped herbs.
- 250g penne pasta
- 2 tbsp. olive oil plus a drizzle for serving
- 200g skinless salmon fillets
- ½ onion, sliced
- 200g asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 150g frozen peas
- 100g baby spinach leaves
- 1 jar Sacla’ Classic Basil Pesto or Sacla' Organic Vegetarian Basil Pesto
- Large handful fresh spring herbs, including mint, basil and parsley, roughly chopped
- Salt & black pepper to taste
- Cook the pasta in a pan of lightly salted boiling water, as per the pack instructions. 1-2 minutes towards the end of cooking, add the peas. Drain the pasta and peas, reserving a little of the cooking water for later.
- Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a large deep sided frying pan.
- Lightly season the salmon fillets with a little salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes each side until lightly golden. Then place the fillets on a plate to keep warm.
- Heat the remaining oil in the pan, add the onion and soften for a few minutes. Add the asparagus and cook for another 1-2 minutes until just tender.
- Add the cooked pasta, spinach, peas and a little of the reserved cooking water to the pan then stir to combine.
- Stir in the Pesto and herbs then season with a little salt and pepper.
- Gently break apart the salmon and fold these flakes into the rest of the ingredients in the pan.
- Serve with a drizzle of olive oil.