I made this last night in celebration of landing my first real grownup job! Fast, easy, and I could eat the whole thing myself.
WORKING GIRL PASTA (realistically serves around 4 adults)
- 2-3 shallots, sliced thin
- 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
- glug of olive oil, small chunk of butter
- 1 large piece salmon, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 150 grams or so candied smoked salmon nuggets, cut into little pieces
- 1 500ml carton heavy cream
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 box gluten free Catelli fusilli pasta
- 2 green onions, chopped
- salt, pepper, chili flakes
-In a heavy frying pan, heat butter and oil. Saute shallots and garlic for a minute or two, then add fresh salmon chunks. Salt and pepper. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until salmon is not quite cooked through.
-Dump this stuff in a bowl and set aside. Add a bit more oil to your pan if you need it.
-Meanwhile you should get your pasta water to a rolling boil. I love the Catelli gf pasta for its good quinoa-corn-rice blend, but anything else will do.
-Cook peas until thawed and soft. Add all of your heavy cream and smoked salmon. Bring to low simmer, cooking for a least 5 minutes.
-Scrape the sides every once in a while to avoid chunky cream. Season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes (amount based on personal preference).
-Your pasta should be almost cooked (6-7 min). Add green onions and salmon/shallot mixture back into cream sauce. Strain pasta. Thoroughly toss with salmon and cream. Sauce should not be thick or “saucy,” just light and stuck to the pasta.
-Eat three bowls in less than ten minutes.
This was my “funemployed” life. #GloryDays