Smoked Salmon Pasta

Smoked Salmon Pasta

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1/2 pack (120g-150g) smoked salmon trimmings
50g cream cheese
1 spring onions
1/2 glove garlic
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp mixed herbs
100ml liquid (white wine or milk)
Pasta 75-100g (any type, spaghetti or fettucine work well)

Recipe:

  1. Cook pasta in boiling water.
  1. Fry spring onion with garlic and mixed herbs on a low heat, add black pepper – as much as you like.
  1. Take cooked drained pasta and add to frying pan.
  1. Add cream cheese and stir continuously until the cheese has melted and covered pasta, add liquid now to loosen mixture.
  1. Mix salmon into pan stirring well, leave on a low heat with a lid (or you can use a plate if your frying pan does not have a lid) for 3-5 mins.
  1. Stir in chopped herbs, if using, and serve.

Serving suggestion:

Salad of rocket, tomatoes and grated parmesan.

5 a day additions:

Add a tin of mixed sweetcorn and peas between stage 4 & 5.

Ways to make this Recipe Less Expensive/Discussion on this Recipe:

Smoked salmon is packed full of omega 3, making it a good addition to your diet but to many it may seem like a luxury food; here are three things to consider:

–       Smoked salmon trimmings are very reasonable. Tesco sell a pack for around £1. This makes smoked salmon a cheaper protein than chicken or bacon.

–       Buy a large pack, cut up into smaller portions and freeze. You can defrost on the day you want to use it and this spreads the cost of a ‘normal’ sized pack.

–       Look out for special offers on this products, then buy several packs at once, cut and freeze as above.

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