Salmon with Lemon Pasta, Peas and Broccolini

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I love salmon. I’m always trying to think of new ways to make it though.

The other night I had a taste for pasta but I had taken some salmon out of the freezer so I had to use it. While salmon and pasta may be the main ingredients for this dish I created, the real star of it is the sauce though!

I started by cooking the pasta and searing the salmon, like I normally do. In a wok, I started the sauce. I know cream sauces aren’t the best sauces to make when you’re a Weight Watcher, but I had a taste for it! I used only 1/2 pint and then added some of the pasta water to it to increase the volume.

I topped it with some some broccolini, baby corn and peas. The sauce was garlicky, lemony, peppery, and the veggies make it crunchy. It was quite tasty!

This dish could easily be made with chicken, shrimp, or even just vegetarian. The sauce is the show stopper. I surprised myself how good it was! And since I was eating that evening at home by myself, I had no shame in putting the plate up to my mouth when I was done and drinking the rest of the sauce!

Salmon with Lemon Pasta, Peas and Broccolini

Adam Lapsevich
This is a new twist to eating salmon! It's served over a lemony, peppery pasta dish with crunchy broccolini, baby corn, peas and pea shoots.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Pasta, Salmon
Servings 2 people


  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Pot for pasta
  • Steamer for veggies
  • Wok or other pan for cream sauce and tossing it all together


  • 2 6 oz Salmon filets Skinless
  • 3 cups Penne pasta Or other favorite pasta
  • 1/2 pint Heavy Cream
  • 4 stalks Broccolini
  • 1.5 cups Peas Frozen is best
  • 10-12 pieces Baby Corn
  • 1 handful Pea shoots
  • 1 Lemon Zest first, then juiced
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp White pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Red Pepper flakes Or more for extra heat
  • 2 cloves Garlic Pressed
  • 2 tbsp Butter Divided
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil Divided



  • Cook pasta per package instructions. Reserve some of the water.


  • Steam broccolini and baby corn for a few minutes. Don't overcook. Crunchy is better!


  • In a frying pan, non stick, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter.
  • Using a paper towel, dab the fish to remove moisture. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Sear in pan for 3-5 minutes on all sides. Set aside when finished to cool slightly.


  • In wok, heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Add 2 cloves of pressed garlic and saute. Do not burn.
  • Add heavy cream and lemon juice and simmer.
  • Add the frozen peas.
  • Add pasta to the sauce and toss. Add some of the pasta water if needed for consistency.
  • Add broccolini, corn, and pea shoots. Season with salt and all 3 types of peppers to taste.
  • Plate the pasta and then gently flake the salmon into pieces and place on top. Top with lemon zest if desired.
Keyword Lemon pasta, Salmon
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