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pasta with salmon and spinach
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Salmon&Spinach Pasta

This delicious Salmon and Spinach Pasta recipe is perfect for you if you are looking for a fantastic family weekday meal that is ready in 25 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Halal
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 814kcal
Author: Ayla Clulee


  • 400 g pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for pasta water)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 300 g salmon fillet
  • 20 g butter
  • ½ teaspoon flaked chilli (pul biber)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 300 g baby spinach
  • 240 ml double cream
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon wild garlic pesto (or regular pesto)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 60 g parmesan (freshly grated)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1-2 cups pasta cooking water


  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400 °F).
  • Place the salmon fillets in an ovenproof dish, lightly cover them with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt.
  • Bake the salmon fillets for 10 minutes, remove them from the oven and flake them using a fork and knife.
  • Put some water in a large pot with plenty of salt for the pasta on high heat and bring it to a boil while the salmon is cooking.
  • Start making the sauce when the fish is flaked and the water starts boiling.
  • Place a wok or a large pan on medium heat and melt some butter.
  • Stir in the pesto and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the spinach in batches and cook it stirring, for a couple of minutes until wilted and then add the salt, chilli and freshly ground pepper.
  • Stir in the double cream, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, and let it boil a minute before adding the half-cooked pasta to the sauce. The pasta should be cooked for around 7-8 minutes.
  • Add two cups of pasta water, cover with a lid and let the pasta cook for another 5 minutes, or until it is cooked to your taste.
  • To finish the pasta, add the cooked salmon, parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, give them a good stir and serve immediately when still warm.



Calories: 814kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1579mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8393IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 344mg | Iron: 5mg