Monday, October 05, 2009

Salmon and Salsa Verde Pasta

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Remember this salsa verde? Don’t worry, I’m not about to drag it out of archives and repeat it all over here. Well, not totally anyhow. I do believe though that it is worth the second mention. I’ve found it can brighten up many a plain dish, do wonders in a tuna sandwich, and has become my go-to condiment for salmon.

I love salmon and its distinct flavour, rich meat, and cheerful color. C enjoys it too, although not as much as I do...and he is not exactly a fan of it baked with dill and mayonnaise as I am. He isn’t too keen on creamy sauces either...another thing I like with salmon. This bright, tangy, and extremely flavourful salsa verde was just the ticket then. Its sharp, herbaceous personality keeps the salmon’s strong flavour and fatty-ness in line beautifully. I imagine it will go well with many other kinds of fish too. You can find the recipe for the salsa verde here.

But this post is not exactly about the salsa verde, though in and of itself it is quite wonderful. This post is about the leftovers (if any) you might have after a meal of salmon with salsa verde. As I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, I am doing what I can to avoid food waste. That includes making short work of leftovers and giving them a new lease on life.

Salmon and Salsa Verde Pasta
  • 150 grams cooked pasta noodles (or your typical one serving measure, uncooked)
  • 100 grams cooked salmon, flaked (or equivalent uncooked, )
  • 2-3 tablespoons salsa verde

- Heat pasta and salmon if using leftovers. Alternately, if not using leftovers, cook noodles as per package directions, and cook salmon by either by pan-frying, roasting, or steaming (rub with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper first) then flake.
- While salmon and pasta are hot, toss with salsa verde. Taste and see if you need to add more salsa verde. I’ve just given an approximate here but amounts will vary depending on the salsa verde you are using.
- Top with grated parmesan if desired. Serves one.

You will have to judge just how much salsa verde you want in your pasta so please use your taste as a guide and put more or less as you see fit. When we have salmon with salsa verde for dinner, and it is not totally devoured, this makes an appearance for my lunch the next day. It’s a light pasta dish that doesn’t scrimp on taste, is easy to throw together (since the salmon and salsa verde are already prepared), and makes use of leftovers! Good taste, no waste ;)

33 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious pasta dish!

Cheers,

Rosa

Divina Pe said...

It's beautiful. You just hit the right spot. Salmon, salsa verde and pasta. It's delicious.

Manggy said...

Ah, C feels the same way I do- my tongue and heart just don't sit well with creamy sauces :( So I'm really excited to see this simple-yet-seductive pasta. Just the way I like! :)

Suzana said...

Boys just don't have a thing for creamy sauces and salmon - my husband is the same!! But I'm sure he'd do great with this simple pasta with salsa verde, and so would I. ;)

Irene said...

MMmmmmmmmmmm, those flavors sound so good together, especially now that the weather is cooling off!

Marvin said...

There's been a steady supply of wild salmon in stores lately in my parts, and I always buy a good amount when it's on sale. This will be a wonderful way to use the leftovers.

Soma said...

I love that Salsa Verde of yours! Can almost taste it with the pasta.

Anh said...

My type of pasta! Love it.

ChichaJo said...

Thanks Rosa!

Hi Divina! Thanks :) I love simple pastas :)

Hi Manggy! My pasta thanks you for calling it seductive...it was trying its best! :)

Hi Suzana! I guess they really don't! I am in love with this salsa verde :)

Hi Irene! The salmon and the herby taste of this sauce are fantastic together :)

Hi Marvin! Hope you like it! Wow...wild salmon...you are so lucky!!!

Hi Soma! Glad you like it! :)

Mine too...glad you like it Anh! :)

Midge said...

Hmm... Salsa verde instead of pesto - what a yummy idea!

Sarah Lynn said...

That looks delicious! I'm going to have to try making this one. MMMM! Thanks :)

Andy said...

That looks great! Will definitely give that a try!

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Gattina said...

I totally go crazy for salsa verde!

Cecilia said...

I don't know how I have missed that salsa verde recipe before, but it sounds truly yummy! I will definitely be trying that soon, and with this pasta!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Midge! Yes! I find this salsa verde gets on better with salmon than pesto :) Unless it’s cilantro pesto...then you have quite an even match ;)

Hi Sarah Lynn! Thanks! Hope you enjoy it!

Hi Andy! Hope you like it :)

Hi Gattina! Me too! :)

Hi Cecilia! Hope you like it! It is quite versatile!

Karine said...

The combo salmon salsa verde must be amazing! thanks for sharing :)

ChichaJo said...

Hi Karine! Thanks for stopping by :) Yes, it is really a fantastic combination...they go so well together!

Anne said...

We always have salmon every week and your recipe would be a good aternative in serving it.

LyB said...

I love this kind of dish, quick and delicious! Salmon is my favorite fish, I really like the idea of using leftovers in pasta. :)

Dhanggit said...

Salmon in a green pasta!! wow!! too bad i couldnt taste it from here hehehe! lovely dish!!

Kevin said...

So simple and so tasty sounding!

creampuff said...

Joey, Every time I come here I'm like, "Why don't I come to 'visit' Joey more often???!!!" You must have been reading my mind because a)I have been thinking about salsa verde of late and b)I too am trying to reform my food wasting ways. We wast far too much food in our household which is a shame. Thanks for inspiring us with this dish to start looking at those leftovers and make something useful out of them. Love the salmon!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Anne! I would love to have salmon every week...yummy and healthy too :)

Hi LyB! Love salmon too...and it is really great in pasta!

Hi Dhanggit! Thanks! Wish I could share with you...of course I would also ask for some of your lovely pastries for dessert!

Hi Kevin! Simple and yummy :)

Hello Ivonne! Heehee :) I know what you mean about food waste...it’s also a constant conscious effort here to really make the most of everything we have and avoid waste! Hope you get to whip up some salsa verde soon!

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Hi Katie...I will check it out :)

Deborah Dowd said...

I would not have thought of this combo- I usually think creamy sauce with salmon, but this sounds like a great dish!

Shandy said...

I love how you work on making good use of leftovers and this dish looks delicious. YUM!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Deborah! I usally do too...but since my hubby isn't too fond of creamy sauces I've discovered a lot of delicious alternatives :)

Hi Shandy! Thanks! I do my best with the leftovers...waste not want not!

Kamran Siddiqi said...

What a beautiful pasta dish. I am pretty new to your site and I have to say, since I was told to go check out your site, I was in love with your great writing style and beautiful photography!

You are doing a great job and are very inspiring. :)

ChichaJo said...

Thanks for stopping by Kamran! And for leaving such a nice comment :) I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!

tami said...

I love salsa verde in unconvential uses in recipes. This pasta recipe looks incredible! :)

viola said...

This looks really good! I think i will try it!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Tami! I love it too..there seems to be so many ways you can use it :)

Hi Viola! Thanks! Hope you like it :)