Recipe for buttery, garlicky Salmon Veggie Pasta

Recipe for buttery, garlicky Salmon Veggie Pasta

Rob and I planned to have grilled salmon and fresh broccoli for a meal this weekend, but the weather just didn't cooperate.

So instead of grilling the salmon, I combined it, the broccoli, fresh mushrooms, butter and garlic into a delicious pasta dish for lunch Sunday. It was delicious and earned the “you can make this again” compliment of honor from Rob. I also used Pampered Chef chili lime rub in it, which made for excellent flavor.

I cooked the fish separately in the microwave with a silicone steamer but you could cook it in your pan with a little canola or olive oil before starting the rest of your recipe. Just remove the fish and let it rest while you saute your vegetables.

This dish was inspired by a scampi, but there was no way I was using more than three tablespoons of butter. Just seemed wrong for our hearts. I substituted chicken broth and it still tasted great.

Blog PhotoSalmon Veggie Pasta

3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon canola oil

14 ounces fresh broccoli

1/2 white onion, diced

8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each

2 teaspoons lime juice

2 teaspoons chili lime rub, divided

1/2 cup chicken broth

16 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

freshly ground black pepper and Parmesan cheese, to taste

Start water for cooking pasta and cook fish with lime juice and about 1/2 teaspoon of chili lime rub per fillet in microwave steamer.

Melt butter in a large dutch oven and add canola oil. Trim tough ends off broccoli and dice. Combine with diced onions and saute in butter-oil mixture until soft. Add in mushrooms and broccoli flourets and cook until crisp-tender. Turn down heat and add garlic, cook about three minutes. Add salmon and flake to combine with vegetables. Add half cup of chicken broth to make a sauce and let simmer about three minutes.

Drain pasta and add to pan with sauce – combine to mix ingredients and serve with Parmesan cheese and black pepper to taste.


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