Blondie's Fresh Salmon Pasta Salad Recipe

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BLONDIE'S FRESH SALMON PASTA SALAD

Blondie Pussycat

By
@blondie8080

This is such a nice salad to take to a potluck, or serve at a special holiday meal. Ask your butcher to slice your boneless filet into 4 oz slices. This is a nice portion of salmon for any meal, and perfect for this salad.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 can(s)
fish or vegetable broth, homemade is better if you have on hand
8 oz
fresh salmon, raw
2 sprig(s)
fresh dill or lightly sprinkle dried dill on fish
4
lemon slices, thin
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
capers (omit salt if using capers)
1 lb
pasta of choice~medium pasta shells, rigatoni, or penne
1 1/2
to 2 cups mayo, hellman's
2 Tbsp
fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon zest
salt and pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1~SALMON~
2In a skillet over med heat place 1st 6 ingredients. Place salmon skin side down. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cover pan. Allow to poach for 5-7 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
3Remove from skillet onto a plate lined with paper towels to absorb liquid. Reserve the capers with a slotted spoon; place on paper towels also.
4PASTA
5In the meantime, bring 4 qts of water in a 5-6 qt stock pot or dutch oven. Cook pasta according to pkg directions. Drain off cooking water and rinse with cold tap water. Drain well and pour into a large bowl.
6Remove skin from salmon and discard. Break up salmon into bite size pieces and put into bowl with pasta. Put capers in same bowl.
7DRESSING
8Put 1&1/2 cups mayo in medium bowl. Add lemon juice, zest and S&P. **You may want to add a tablespoon of chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon of dried dill. Stir together till blended well.
9Pour over salmon and gently fold together until pasta and salmon are coated. You may have to add the other 1/2 cup of mayo.

SERVE COLD
10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ENJOY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #salmon