Herb Crusted Salmon with Pasta Florentine

Sheri Raleigh-Yearby


A great date night recipe!

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Can't say which is the best - the pasta or the salmon! The spices on the salmon were just right and made it tasty. Then, the pasta is so rich and creamy. Together they make a really pretty and good entree. If you have guests that do not enjoy salmon, I bet this would also be good with grilled chicken. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 1 lb
    salmon, skinless filet
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, fresh
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, leaves, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder with parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    cracked black pepper

  • 1 pkg
    vermicelli, cooked
  • 2 c
    spinach, fresh
  • 1 c
    tomatoes, grape
  • 2 clove
    garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c
    green onion, small diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil, fresh
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 1 bottle
    white wine

How to Make Herb Crusted Salmon with Pasta Florentine


  1. Preparation
    Rinse and pat dry salmon filets
    Rub salmon filets with olive oil and minced herbs
    Season with salt, pepper & garlic powder
    Heat a sauté pan or small skillet on medium heat
    Add remaining olive oil
    Pan sear salmon skin side down for 5 min.
    Turn salmon over and sear presentation side down for 3 min. Or to desired doneness. Let rest for 2 min. Before serving.

    Deglaze pan with white wine. (use about 1 oz.)
  2. Heat a sauté pan or small skillet
    Note: if you deglazed your salmon pan, use it!
    Heat with 1 T. Olive oil on medium heat
    Sauté garlic and green opinions
    Toss in cooked pasta
    Add spinach,tomatoes and basil
    Stir quickly with a cooks fork or tongs
    Slowly add half & half; simmer 2 min.
    Note: for richness add 1/2 t. Butter & 1 oz of white wine to finish
    Salt & pepper to taste
    Remove from heat & top with fresh shaved Parmesan cheese

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About Herb Crusted Salmon with Pasta Florentine

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Perfect Pastas

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