Salmon with cream sauce pasta
You gotta catch the fish first......
Living on Whidbey Island is a blessing in many ways. When my children were younger we had a 21 ft. Olympic hardtop that we used to take out to West Beach for either salmon or bottom fishing. It was a great pass time for the family and our kids loved it, and they also caught their share of fish. On one of our fishing expeditions I caught a beautiful King Salmon weighing in at 20 lbs. Yes, I even have the photo to prove it. It was exciting and a challenge to say the least, because after almost half hour of fighting back and forth, I won the battle. Here is the photo of me and my prize catch!
Here in the Pacific Northwest, salmon is a household name. The fishing here on Whidbey Island is fantastic, of course it's not as good as it was back when this photo was taken, which really dates me to 1992, but never the less, fishermen still enjoy catching these amazing fish along the shores of Whidbey and Fidalgo Island.
It's actually an amazing sight to see the boats all lined up on opening day from Deception Pass Bridge, all trying to bring home the big one!
So today I wanted to share one of my favorite salmon dish recipes that you can try and see if you love as much as we do. More recipes to come in other hubs - bon appetit!
Salmon with Cream Sauce Pasta - to die for!
This is what you will need........
- 12 ounces Fresh linguini
- 1/4 pound unsalted butter
- 1 cup fresh peas
- 1 cup heavy (light) whipping cream
- 2 cups flaked cooked salmon
- 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Pinch salt
- Pinch ground pepper
- Pinch nutmeg
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
- Cook the pasta in 4 quarts boiling water until done, about 12 minutes, be sure to do the pasta test and take one strand out and see if it passes the tender stage.
- Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the peas and saute until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes for fresh peas and 1 minute for thawed. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons butter and the cream, reduce the heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts. Add the salmon, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, and salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Simmer until the cheese melts and the salmon is heated throughout, about 2 minutes, do not allow to boil.
- Drain the pasta and place it in a heated bowl. Pour the sauce over the pasta and add the parsley, and gently toss to mix well. Serve immediately and pass the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese at the table. Serves 3 or 4 as a main course! With a salad and desert - what a great meal!
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