Monday, April 22, 2013

Salmon and Avocado Linguine

Salmon and pasta are the perfect duo!  Add fresh dill, lemon, tomatoes and avocado and enjoy a delicious one-bowl pasta dish.  It's a favorite over here.

  • 1 - 350 g package fresh linguine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 1 1/2 cups salmon pieces (baked, grilled, or smoked)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 avocado, roughly chopped
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until tender. Drain.
  2. Add olive oil and stir to coat.
  3. Return to pan.
  4. Add cream, Parmesan, dill and salmon pieces to pasta.
  5. Cook, tossing gently, over low heat for several minutes or until heated through. 
  6. Remove from heat. 
  7. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. 
  8. Place linguine in large serving bowl.
  9. Place avocado pieces and cherry tomatoes on top.*
  10. Garnish with freshly ground pepper and additional dill (optional).

*The avocado pieces and tomatoes can be added along with salmon in step four, but they tend to get mushy as they are stirred.  We prefer to add them to the completed pasta dish.