DINNER PASTA RECIPES

Penne with Salmon, Green Peas and Cream Sauce

penne with salmon green peas and cream sauce

I know the weather is oddly changeable this year. It’s either unbearably stuffy, or hardly warm, or windy, or rainy, or whatever else. You barely get it. Surprisingly I am fine with things as they are. Well, perhaps it’s been moderate outdoors so far. Even a few thunderstorms and rain that happen from time to time seem not to bother me at all. Though, I have to say meteorological situation has definitely had impact on my daily ration. I crave for eating warm, nourishing, thick, creamy comfort food. Quite untypical of me and my summer menu. Oh no, I do not complain, not in the least. I just try to be careful about calories as me and exercising scarcely see each other these days.

Oh, what am I pointing at? Actually, I’ve wanted to present you the recipe of Penne with Salmon, Green Peas and Creamy Sauce.

penne with salmon green peas and cream sauce

Should I stop beating about the bush and finely come to the point? In fact, I’ve always been curious about if someone indeed reads all these texts in posts on food blogs, or everyone just scroll down peeking at the tasty food photographs in the meanwhile. Hm… I still hope that at least a few admirers of food journaling are still out there and they actually read the whole posts. Because sometimes I even tend to write highly interesting facts about healthy food or how certain well-known classic dishes were developed.

Last time I mentioned two photoshoots of pasta I did a year ago and never published on my blog. I managed to share the first one in the previous post about Spaghetti alla Carbonara. Today I am catching up with Penne with Salmon, Green Peas and Cream Sauce. Being a nice person I need to warn you about high energetic value of the dish thanks to fat salmon and thick cream used in sauce. So, I highly recommend you to limit yourself to a small plate for lunch. However, if something goes wrong and you find yourself eating pasta for the second round, don’t worry! At least you have the whole day ahead of you to burn all the unnecessary kilojoules of pure pleasure.

penne with salmon green peas and cream sauce

penne with salmon green peas and cream sauce

Yeah, I know pasta has the most awful reputation. It’s all about fast carbs, gluten and thick sauces on top of that. Besides, one will find another million of reasons against pasta. Of course, I am not an expert in dietetics yet but I am ready to shatter most of the myths. Will you be interested in reading about it? I am looking forward to writing the whole series of educational posts dedicated to pasta.

Guys, traditionally you will find the simplest recipe of Penne with Salmon, Green Peas and Cream Sauce at the very bottom of the post. I secretly hope that you will love the recipe I actually found in one of the oldest issues of Glamour magazine (Russian edition). I also keep on believing you won’t hate me for another kilogram of your bodyweight which may suddenly appear as a result of uncontrolled eating of this yum-yum.

Xoxo, Annuschka

penne with salmon green peas and cream sauce

Penne with Salmon, Green Peas and Cream Sauce

Serves4
Prep time5 minutes
Cook time20 minutes
Total time25 minutes
From magazine Glamour Russia

Ingredients

  • 400g penne pasta (100% durum wheat semolina pasta)
  • 450g salmon filet
  • 40g butter
  • 200ml thick cream
  • 2 tablespoons chives (finely chopped)
  • 200g green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • salt, pepper (to taste)

Directions

1.Cook penne pasta al dente following the directions on the package.
2.Cut salmon fillet into bite size pieces. Melt butter in a frying pan and fry salmon pieces together with green peas for 3 minutes gently shaking the frying pan from time to time.
3.Add cream and chives to salmon and green peas and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the salmon gets done.
4.When penne pasta is ready, pour the water out of the saucer, add salmon and green peas together with cream sauce to penne and gently mix everything. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm immediately.

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