Want a delicious recipe using whole, natural foods? Try Salmon, Broccoli and Mushroom Pasta.
Try this easy, quick recipe which can be adjusted, as required, to suit a varied number of people.
Salmon steaks – 1 per person
Broccoli – 1 cup per person – cut in small “trees” washed and drained in cold water – not tightly packed.
Mushrooms – 2/3 medium sized ones per person – brushed and sliced
Cherry or grape tomatoes
Garlic – 2 cloves per person or to taste – crushed
Salt – natural salt is best
Small amount of butter – please use real butter
Cream – the runny sort you can cook with
Pan 1 – get the pasta cooking – follow directions on the pack.
At the same time:-
Pan 2 – Melt the butter in a large frying pan – add the sliced mushrooms and garlic – stir till partly cooked.
Add the cream and cook till slightly thickened.
Add the tomatoes and take off the heat immediately and set aside.
Then, after Pan 2 is done
Pan 3 – Start cooking the salmon in a frying pan – very simply. Just sprinkle a little salt and place in pan skin side down. No need to add any oil or fat as there should be enough fat in the salmon to stop it sticking. Cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until browned, then turn and cook another 3 minutes. When cooked, turn off the heat and set aside.
Check the pasta – it’s probably cooked by now – if so drain and set aside.
Pan 4 – A small saucepan with a tight lid – get the pan hot, then add the broccoli pieces (which should still have water in them from being washed) and replace the lid – beware it will sizzle and steam - toss the broccoli briefly and turn off the heat – leave the lid on.
Everything is now cooked, so put it together.
Add the cooked pasta to the Mushrooms, tomatoes and cream sauce and gently stir. Add ground black pepper to taste.
Add the cooked broccoli to the pasta – stir gently.
Break up the salmon steaks into flakes and place on top of the pasta.
Serve immediately with a green salad of baby spinach, butter lettuce and cucumber.
I think you’ll find it’s delicious!
You can adjust the recipe to suit your taste and budget – e.g. fewer salmon steaks, more broccoli.