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Today we are cooking an easy and healthy recipe, seared salmon with rosemary over lemon penne pasta. When I do not want to spend lots of time in the kitchen this is the kinds of easy dishes to prepare. The pasta is just a matter of boiling a pot of water and listo (ready). Salmon is an easy fish to cook at least for me since I do not like to add to many things to an already very tasty fish.
If Salmon is mixed with the wrong seasoning or with too much of a particular one it could ruin the fish. I have many bad experiences eating this fish outside my household, to the point that when I dinned out, I do not order it anymore. If done right, nothing can go wrong with salmon, whether grilled, seared, or broiled this fish is a perfect meal all the time. This delicious fish delivers healthy omega-3 fatty acids that create strong hearts and healthy skin. Although it is a fatty fish, salmon can help regulate cholesterol. It is full of vitamins and nutrients including iodine, magnesium, vitamin D and iron to fight anemia. It is a great source of protein which is essential for our muscle development. With this said, amigos Cocineros – – let’s report to the kitchen to make this 20 minute meal. Enjoy!
Leek and tomatillos penne with lemon rosemary salmon
For the salmon:
2 lbs. Salmon
Salt & pepper
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons oil
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dry
Lemon for seasoning and garnishing
For the Pasta:
16 oz. dry penne pasta (package)
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 large leek – white and pale green parts
3 tomatillos brunoise or diced
4 garlic cloves minced
1 lemon – juice
1 Tablespoon capers
Salt and pepper to taste
For the pasta:
In a pot boil the pasta according to package direction for about 11 minutes or according to taste. While pasta cooks, sauté the leek on the oil until it is translucent. Add the garlic, lemon juice and cook for a minute or two. Add the tomatillos and the remaining ingredients and cook for a few more minutes. When the pasta is done combine the aromatics with the pasta and serve it with the salmon.
For the salmon:
Add the butter and the oil to a sauté pan (I use a cast iron one) and let the pan to heat up. Season the salmon with salt and pepper.
Place the salmon skin down in the pan and cook for about 2 minutes. Carefully flip the salmon over and cook for two more minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice while cooking or at the end.
Assembly and presentation:
Place the pasta on a deep place and put the fish over. Garnish with fresh lemon and fresh parsley. Enjoy!
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