Hot Smoked Salmon Pasta with Asparagus & Peas

On 22nd March 2015, This was Dinner

I’ve always said that of all the TV chefs, the one I would love to cook for me is Jamie Oliver. I love his enthusiasm for food and having cooked plenty of this recipes, I’ve only had a ‘bad’ Jamie meal and that was down to the quality of the fish and not the recipe itself.

From the avocado slaw in the omelette on Wednesday, to this asparagus and pea sauce invention, he just gets hisĀ flavours spot on.

Preparing:

  • Roughly chop some spring onions
  • Cut some asparagus, reserving the stalks
  • Grate some parmesan
  • Roughly chop some mint
  • Flake some hot smoked salmon
  • Get milk, pasta, lemon, plain flour, frozen peas, oil & seasoning ready

Making:

Pop the spring onions and asparagus stalks in a pan with a little oil, the peas and the mint.

Sprinkle over the plain flour and stir for a minute then add the milk and bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer.

Cook the pasta, adding the asparagus tips for the last few minutes.

Blend the asparagus sauce, season well then give it a good squeeze of lemon juice. Drain the pasta, reserving a little liquid. Add the pasta to the sauce along with the salmon and stir to warm through.

Add a little liquid if required, ours didn’t need it, there was tonnes of sauce and I’m going to use the rest of it tomorrow.

TWD_2203_Asp_Pasta

The original recipe uses hot smoked trout and can be found in Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals.

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