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This salmon pasta with a creamy garlic sauce is quick and delicious and makes an easy and elegant meal. Ready in 20 minutes!

Salmon Pasta with a Creamy Garlic Sauce

An easy to make and elegant salmon pasta dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy salmon pasta, salmon pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Salt & Lavender

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces fettuccine or other pasta uncooked
  • 1/2 pound fresh salmon (skinless if possible)
  • Onion powder to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Juice from 1/2 medium lemon (about 1 tbsp)
  • 3/4 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Boil a large salted pot of water for your pasta. Cook using package directions until it's al dente.
  2. Grate parmesan and set aside. Season the salmon lightly with onion powder and salt & pepper on both sides.
  3. Add the olive oil and butter to a skillet on medium high heat. Once it's hot, add the salmon. Cook salmon for a couple of minutes on each side.
  4. Take the salmon out of the pan and set aside. Add the white wine, lemon juice, cream, garlic, and parmesan, and scrape the bottom of the pan so the brown bits get incorporated into the sauce.
  5. Slowly add the flour to the sauce, while stirring, to avoid any lumps.
  6. Add the salmon back in the pan and break it up with your cooking spoon so it's in bite-size chunks. Gently mix it in with the sauce. Cook for an additional five minutes or so until the sauce is thickened and salmon is cooked through.
  7. Drain pasta and add it to the skillet, along with 1 tablespoon of the water you cooked the pasta in. Gently mix the sauce and pasta. Serve immediately with parsley and extra parmesan cheese if desired.

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