Easy Salmon Pasta Recipe

24 Mar

While there is definitely merit to meticulously prepared food, given the fast pace of our household, the quicker you can whip up the meal, the better.

Here’s a foolproof recipe you’ll love (and the people you serve it to will love you for it!)

I just served this to 4 big eaters, so you can definitely scale the recipe down to fit your family’s size.


  • 400g of Salmon Fillet (I made a mistake and had to fillet it myself. So please. Read: FILLET.)
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks of spring onion
  • 1 small bundle of asparagus
  • Extra virgin olive oil (or whatever olive oil you prefer)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 brick of all-purpose cream
  • 2 packs of tomato sauce (your choice. I personally love Del Monte’s Tomato and Cheese pasta sauce.)
  • 1 pack of penne pasta, mixed with some spiral pasta (these noodles catch a lot of sauce–always good)


  1. Boil water (drinking water!), throw in a cube of Knorr chicken (salt will do, but this flavors the pasta really well), and a tablespoon of cooking oil.
  2. When it boils, throw in your pasta, put the lid on it and start prepping your sauce
  3. Mince your garlic, chop your asparagus and mince the spring onions.
  4. Generously coat a pan with your olive oil, wait for it to heat up. To test, sprinkle a bit of water and if it makes noise, you’re good to go. Sautee the garlic.
  5. When you can smell the garlic, and you notice a slight change in color, throw in the asparagus and the spring onions. Stir til you smell the asparagus (I realize my instructions sound weird haha.)
  6. Slice the salmon to your liking. I diced it into small chunks, that way, it goes a longer way, and helps make sure everyone gets a generous helping of it.
  7. Throw in the salmon and just mix it until it changes color. Season with salt and pepper. With a bit of the pink still showing through, then put in the two packs of tomato sauce.  Stir.
  8. Put in the block of all purpose cream. Stir. Remember to taste your sauce every once in a while. This is the soundest piece of cooking advice I learned from my mom, who is by the way a bestselling author, and amazing cook!
  9. Drain the pasta, douse with cool water, and put it back in the pot you boiled it in (no more water!) Throw in the sauce and toss!
  10. ENJOY!

How’d your pasta go? Tell me about it.


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