Monday, 30 June 2014

Salmon & Asparagus Cream Cheese Pasta

This dish is another quick and easy dinner that is ready in minutes and is great for busy
evenings when you get home a little later. Salmon is a great alternative to meat if your in need of a change and is a source of high quality protein and omega 3 fatty acids, so brilliant for your brain. This is a really great value dish and can be put together for less than €5 (so no excuses to all you students and frugal friends out there!). This recipe will more than feed two hungry adults and I usually have a little left over for my lunch the next day.

Salmon & Asparagus Cream Cheese Pasta

Serves 2


2 salmon darnes (skin removed and cut into cubes)
1 onion (diced)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
6 asparagus spears (cut into 2 cm pieces)
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tbsp tomato purée
80g low fat cream cheese
3 tbsp low fat milk
Pasta shapes

1. Begin by cooking the pasta of your choice in a saucepan.To measure how much pasta to 
    cook, as a rule of thumb for pasta shapes, I take a cereal bowl and fill it ⅔ with uncooked 
    pasta. This amount of pasta is just enough for one person when cooked.
2. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, fry off the onions and garlic in the oil. Once softened add the

    salmon pieces and fry off for 1-2 minutes. Next add the asparagus pieces and continue to 
3.Once the salmon is cooked through and is a solid colour, add the cream cheese, milk and 

    tomato purée. 
4. Finally add the cooked pasta to the pan and stir together until the pasta and salmon is well 
    coated in the cream cheese sauce.
5. Serve in a plate or bowl and garnish with fresh basil to serve.


  1. Salmon and asparagus are two of my favorite foods and are so good together. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the comment Paula! I agree a pretty great combination!

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