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Quick Creamy Salmon Spaghetti

This recipe makes one salmon portion go a long way! The idea for it came from a spaghetti carbonara recipe, where eggs are used to create a creamy, velvety finish, without to use of cream or dairy. It’s quick and easy as well as being a healthy, nutritious meal that the kids love! It’s also easy to substitute the spaghetti for a gluten-free variety and just omit the cheese (or substitute lactose free) to make it completely dairy-free too. The salmon can be poached in advanced and left in the fridge until it’s needed or even substitute for smoked salmon! Bulk out the recipe by simply providing a larger portion of spaghetti per person- bargain!! This recipe serves a family of 5:

Buzymum - Quick Creamy Salmon Spaghetti

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon portions (I use 1 portion for 3 children and 2 if J and I are eating too)
  • 3 eggs
  • 25g (large knob) butter or butter alternative
  • large garlic clove, crushed
  • Approx 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g hard cheese, grated (combine cheddar and parmesan or use dairy free)
  • 350g Spaghetti (approx) we like the whole wheat but substitute for gluten free if needed
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  • Poach the salmon by immersing in boiling water for 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillet
  • Get the spaghetti cooking
  • Beat the eggs and stir through the grated cheese (leaving a little behind to sprinkle on top at the end), season with a few twists of salt and pepper and set aside

Buzymum - Eggs beaten with cheese and seasoning

  • In a large frying pan, melt the butter and add the garlic and cherry tomatoes and gently cook for a couple of minutes

Buzymum - Garlic and tomatoes in butter

  • Once the spaghetti is cooked (best left with a little bite, as it will continue to cook with the other ingredients later), drain (keeping some of the cooking water) and add to the frying pan- still on a low heat
  • Flake the salmon and add to the spaghetti, allow to warm a little if your salmon has been in the fridge
  • Add the egg/ cheese mixture and toss the spaghetti around until all is coated and the egg is gently cooked in the heat of the spaghetti (ensure the pan is not to hot or you’ll end up with scrambled eggs!)

Buzymum - Salmon, spaghetti, tomatoes ⇒ Buzymum - Egg mix stirred into spaghetti

  • Use a splash of the pasta water to loosen the sauce if needed
  • Serve with the rest of the grated cheese on top

Buzymum - Creamy salmon spaghetti portion

Enjoy your Quick Creamy Salmon Spaghetti!!

Previous recipes: Virtuous Thai Turkey Broth, The Ultimate Baked Ham, Quick Leek and Potato Soup with Parmesan Crackers, Baked Cod with Root Veg Chips, Easy Chicken & Bacon Risotto, Spaghetti & Mozzarella Meatballs, Gluten & Dairy Free Mini Fish Pies, Toad in the Hole with a Twist, Pop Chicken Nuggets, Chicken ‘Kinda’ Kiev  Crunchy Salmon Fishcakes, The Best BologneseQuick Spinach and Watercress Soup, Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake, Easy Bacon and Monkfish Risotto, Hake in a Cheesy SauceRoasted Vegetable Pasta SauceChinese SalmonChorizo and veg pasta & Homemade fish (or chicken) fingers.

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