Alaska Salmon Penne with Green Beans and Vinaigret

Russ Myers

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@Beegee1947

Alaska's pristine waters are a gold mine for seafood. Red king crab is rightfully world-famous. And the salmon? It's practically the symbol of the state.


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Serves:

5 Servings (2 cups each)

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 pkg
(12 ounces) whole wheat penne (or other pasta)
1/2 lb
fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp
fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp
garlic salt
3 Tbsp
olive oil (divided)
12 oz
alaska salmon, fresh, thawed or frozen
salt and pepper to taste

GARNISH:

lemon wedges
sprigs of thyme

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook the pasta in boiling water for about 8 minutes, or according to package instructions, until al dente. Add the green beans to the water during the last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking time.

Drain pasta and beans, reserving 3 tablespoons of the cooking liquid, then return pasta, beans and reserved liquid to the pan. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme leaves, garlic salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
2
While pasta cooks, rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Salmon under cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of salmon with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place salmon in heated skillet and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Shake pan occasionally to keep fish from sticking.
3
Turn salmon over; cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen salmon or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.
4
Break salmon into large chunks (removing skin, if any); add to pasta. Cook and stir gently over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon wedges and thyme sprigs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy