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Alaska Salmon Penne with Green Beans and Vinaigret

Russ Myers


Super healthy, super tasty and super quick to make.

★★★★★ 1 vote
5 servings (2 cups each)
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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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


lemon wedges
sprigs of thyme

How to Make Alaska Salmon Penne with Green Beans and Vinaigret


  • 1Cook 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.
  • 2While 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.
  • 3Turn 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.
  • 4Break 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.

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About Alaska Salmon Penne with Green Beans and Vinaigret

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

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