Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta | Morsels of Life

Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta

Level up your usual pasta with some lemon herb whipped butter and spinach. Top it off with freshly seared salmon. It's easier than you think!

Morsels of Life - Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta - Level up your usual pasta with some lemon herb whipped butter and spinach. Top it off with freshly seared salmon. It's easier than you think!

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Salmon's one of those meals I can throw together quickly. And it's one I often fall back on when making seafood. Pasta's also a favorite around here. We like carbs. Lots of them! Plus, compound butter's a great way to easily fancy up a meal. No need to let everyone know how easy it is to make!

So instead of doing the usual and keeping salmon, pasta, and compound butter in separate recipes, I thought - why not combine the power of all three? When their powers combine, you get a scrumptious seared salmon and lemon herb whipped butter pasta!

What's your favorite way to level up a meal?

Morsels of Life - Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta - Level up your usual pasta with some lemon herb whipped butter and spinach. Top it off with freshly seared salmon. It's easier than you think!


by Morsels of Life | CJ Huang
Level up your usual pasta with some lemon herb whipped butter and spinach. Top it off with freshly seared salmon. It's easier than you think!

 
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Category: meal, dinner, entree
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Servings: 4
Calories: 680
Fat (g): 35
Protein (g): 39
Carbs (g): 54
Fiber (g): 7
Sodium (mg): 350

 

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
4 salmon fillets
228 grams 8 ounces 4 servings pasta
331 grams 11.75 ounces spinach I used frozen.
2 teaspoons 2 cloves garlic, minced For compound butter.
1/4 cup 1 lemon, juiced For compound butter.
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped For compound butter.
1 bunch mint, finely chopped For compound butter.
56 grams 2 ounces 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick butter For compound butter.
31 grams 1.125 ounces 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
45 grams 1.675 ounces 2 tablespoons almonds, sliced

Methods:

  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Make compound butter by combining butter, lemon, mint, garlic, and parsley. To make whipped compound butter, simply whip the butter to combine materials instead of just stirring together. Or use a pre-made compound butter.
  3. Cook pasta following package instructions.
  4. Cook salmon in a bit of oil for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned.
  5. Drain pasta and toss with almonds, Parmesan cheese, spinach, and part of lemon herb whipped butter. Top with salmon (and another bit of whipped butter if you'd like). :)

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Morsels of Life - Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta Step 2 - Make compound butter by combining butter, lemon, mint, garlic, and parsley. To make whipped compound butter, simply whip the butter to combine materials instead of just stirring together. Or use a pre-made compound butter. 2. Make compound butter by combining butter, lemon, mint, garlic, and parsley. To make whipped compound butter, simply whip the butter to combine materials instead of just stirring together. Or use a pre-made compound butter.
Morsels of Life - Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta Step 3 - Cook pasta following package instructions. 3. Cook pasta following package instructions.
Morsels of Life - Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta Step 4 - Cook salmon in a bit of oil for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned. 4. Cook salmon in a bit of oil for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned.
Morsels of Life - Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Pasta Step 5 - Drain pasta and toss with almonds, Parmesan cheese, spinach, and part of lemon herb whipped butter. Top with salmon (and another bit of whipped butter if you'd like). :) 5. Drain pasta and toss with almonds, Parmesan cheese, spinach, and part of lemon herb whipped butter. Top with salmon (and another bit of whipped butter if you'd like). :)

22 comments:

  1. Salmon and pasta are favorites here too, that looks delicious!

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    1. I think you'll enjoy it! I'm always a fan of those recipes that look fancier than they are. :)

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  2. Our family loves salmon! We're going to have to try this soon. Do you put salt and pepper on the salmon? Thanks for sharing at Turn it Up Tuesday!

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    1. Then you'll definitely enjoy this salmon pasta! :) I did use a little salt, but opted out of pepper this time, and you can easily season to taste. :) Hope you enjoy!

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  3. You can't go wrong with a good compound butter, this salmon and pasta dish sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. Don't you love how a simple compound butter can make everything so much better? :) Of course, it is butter. :P Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Yum, this salmon and pasta recipe sounds great CJ. Thanks so much for visiting Inspiration Thursday!

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    1. Hope you get to give it a try! Let me know what you think if you get a chance. :)

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  5. I love how you put the salmon over the cavatappi! Delicious. Thanks for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday!

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    1. Makes me think it's like a fancy pasta without extra work. :) Hope you enjoy!

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  6. That looks delicious! Pinned

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  7. Last time I was at the store I wanted to buy some salmon, but they only had large pieces, more than the two of us could eat. Hopefully next shopping trip they'll have some small sizes for us to get. - Margy

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    1. I hope so! Some places will actually cut it for you if you ask. Maybe they could do that if there's no small pieces next time. :)

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  8. What a healthy and delicious looking plate!

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  9. I love salmon for quick and easy meals too, CJ! Love the way you've served it here, especially with the lemony pasta. What a delicious dish! Thank you so much for sharing it, and for your support of Hearth and Soul.

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    1. The lemon really contrasted the salmon well! And thanks for providing a place for Hearth and Soul. :)

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  10. That looks fabulous!! Perfectly crisped and moist. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party. I appreciate your contributions! Have a great weekend.

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  11. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop!
    Stop by to see your Salmon featured at this week's hop!
    See you there!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the feature. I hope you enjoy this salmon as much as we did. :)

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