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Jan 27 2010

Salmon & Artichoke Pasta

Published by at 5:34 pm under Cooking at Home

So one day, I defrosted some salmon fillets, but didn’t have a clue what to prepare. After rummaging through the cupboard and fridge, I threw together a few ingredients that can be incorporated with the salmon – tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, basil, artichoke hearts, and penne pasta. This is the beauty of having fresh ingredients around, because it doesn’t take much effort to put together a meal from scratch. Just be creative with what you have and before you know it, dinner’s on the table.

The most work you have to do is chopping up all of the ingredients! Here we have some roma tomatoes, garlic, red onion, button mushrooms, and marinated artichoke hearts. These all go well together, but you can definitely use other veggies like roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes. Cook all of the veggies in a pan with olive oil and butter. Season with salt and pepper until desired. The flavors that stand out the most in this dish were the artichokes because they are already seasoned with herbs and soaked in oil.

We used about a pound of salmon fillets which we cut up into bite-sized portions. Sprinkled with a little bit of salt & pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and drizzled with olive oil. This goes into the broiler for about 5-7 minutes.

Keep in mind to generously salt the water when you boil the pasta so that you can get some flavor to it. We also chopped some fresh basil from the garden and added some freshness and color to the salmon pasta. Sometimes it's nice to go back to the basics and keep things simple and healthy.

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7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Salmon & Artichoke Pasta”

  1. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipeson 27 Jan 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I love adding artichokes in pasta! Yum!

  2. Tangled Noodleon 28 Jan 2010 at 7:20 am

    One of the first things I love about this dish is that there’s nothing about it that looks ‘thrown together’ – it’s the picture of deliberate deliciousness! Second, it looks wonderfully fresh and light, though filling; when I think of salmon and pasta, it’s usually à la vodka with a cream sauce (husband’s fave). This dish is a great alternative. Third, I love marinated artichokes! 8-)

  3. Cookin' Canuckon 28 Jan 2010 at 9:01 am

    I love this kind of meal! The artichokes and salmon are a wonderful combination.

  4. thefoodaddictson 28 Jan 2010 at 9:41 am

    We try to eliminate heavy cream from our cooking so this is definitely a healthier alternative to have salmon and pasta. As tasty as a creamy sauce is, it can be deadly! This pasta is kind of like a warm pasta salad – it has most of the same ingredients you’d see in a cold pasta salad.

  5. Chef Eon 28 Jan 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I do not think I have ever had artichokes with salmon, so this intrigues me…my taste buds are curious now! Look wonderful together!

  6. cassieon 29 Jan 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Great combination and great color. I’m not a salmon fan but this looks great to me.

  7. Beckie Bobilyaon 28 Feb 2012 at 6:36 am

    This looks great /// I was just craving artichokes and I have some salmon in the freezer I think I am going to make a hearty salmon artichoke soup … I will let every one know how it turned out … I love experimenting with recipies never measure anything I go totally on taste .. I am going to try this one next !!! bon-apa-tite

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