Smoked Salmon Pasta
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)
- Cook pasta in boiling water.
- Fry spring onion with garlic and mixed herbs on a low heat, add black pepper – as much as you like.
- Take cooked drained pasta and add to frying pan.
- Add cream cheese and stir continuously until the cheese has melted and covered pasta, add liquid now to loosen mixture.
- 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.
- Stir in chopped herbs, if using, and serve.
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.