BLONDIE'S FRESH SALMON PASTA SALAD

Blondie's Fresh Salmon Pasta Salad Recipe

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Blondie Pussycat

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@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

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  • 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

How to Make BLONDIE'S FRESH SALMON PASTA SALAD

Step-by-Step

  1. ~SALMON~
  2. In 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.
  3. Remove from skillet onto a plate lined with paper towels to absorb liquid. Reserve the capers with a slotted spoon; place on paper towels also.
  4. PASTA
  5. In 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.
  6. Remove skin from salmon and discard. Break up salmon into bite size pieces and put into bowl with pasta. Put capers in same bowl.
  7. DRESSING
  8. Put 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.
  9. Pour 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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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About BLONDIE'S FRESH SALMON PASTA SALAD

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




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