Pan-seared salmon fillets served with pasta is so easy to cook and visually impressive! In just 20 mins, you will have a lovingly pan-seared fillet with amazing crispy exterior and juicy interior. This dish is the perfect idea for a quick hearty dinner💖
Ingredients you will need
2 salmon fillets, in room temperature
200g fresh tagliatelle (or any type of pasta you prefer)
150g baby spinach
2tbsp double cream
2 tsp olive oil
For salmon seasoning
Salt and pepper
Rub the fillets with olive oil, a handful of salt and pepper, then marinate them for 10 mins.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling water for 7 mins until al dente (or according to the packet cooking instruction) .
Drain the pasta and reserve 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water.
Place a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, add the fillets, skin side down (this will be your “presentation side”😉you can do it the other way around).
Cook the presentation side for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook for a further 3 minutes. Pan-sear the sides of the fillets for 1 min each if your salmon fillets are the thick ones. Transfer the fillets to a warmed plate.
Add the spinach in a frying pan with double cream and a bit salt, cook for 2-3 minutes on high heat.
Meanwhile, add the pasta, 1/4 cup of pasta water, butter, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan, stir over medium heat.
Gently toss the pasta about 1-2 minutes until they are well combined, transfer them to serving dishes, garnish with dried parsley (or any herbs you like!).
Add the spinach as side and place the Salmon fillet on top.