Salmon and pasta is a delicious meal you can enjoy anytime of year, but I love that I can add it to my Lenten or Friday meals repertoire! Please check out my Lenten post to see a list of all my Lenten meatless meals on my website.
The meal I recently made for Lent was salmon and pasta. It is nutrient dense and I recommend using Jovial pasta (you can purchase through my Azure affiliate here) because they are the only pasta company that I know of that soaks all their grains before milling into flour and pasta. If you know the importance of soaking your grains, this is a great win! For the longest time, I avoided eating pasta because it was not soaked. I am so relieved to know that a company does this step for me so that I can have my pasta and eat it too ;)! If you know of another company that does this, please let me know in the comments!
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- If using Jovial spaghetti, follow the directions. Fill a pot with 3 quarts of filtered water and set heat to high.
- Mince garlic and spring onions. Cut lemon into quarters.
- Place salmon in a casserole dish. Season salmon with salt, pepper, fresh minced garlic, minced spring onions and a 1/4 of a lemon. Put pats of butter all over salmon.
- Once the oven is preheated, stick salmon in oven for 15-20 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the filet. Keep an eye on it so as not to overcook.
- When the water is boiling for the pasta, salt the water and add in the spaghetti. Set timer for 11 minutes. Drain when ready. While you are waiting, prepare the pasta sauce as below.
- Shred parmesan cheese.
- Turn burner on to medium heat with a large pan.
- Add butter into pan to melt.
- Put the rest of the spring onions and garlic into the pan. Stir frequently.
- When they soften, add in the cream.
- Allow the cream to come to a simmer and then add in the white wine.
- The sauce should reduce some in size to thicken.
- By this time, the salmon and pasta may be ready, so determine if the salmon needs to cook more or remove from the oven.
- Add the other lemon 1/4 into the sauce and stir.
- Once the sauce has reduced, you can add the parmesan into the sauce or directly over the pasta.
- Add salt and pepper to taste in the sauce.
- Pour the sauce over the pasta.
- Fold the mixed greens into the pasta. Heat over the burner, if needed to wilt the greens.
- Plate and top with fresh parsley. Serve with a side salad and enjoy!