There's something about the beginning of spring that has me looking at food a whole new way every week. The new produce, the lighter meals, the heater not having to be on.. more daylight.. and sunshine! Loving the sunshine! I made this for lunch the other day and it was just enough for me and hubby so suggest if you want to make it for a family or more, multiply the ingredients as you need. It takes about 25 minutes from beginning to end, such a great way to get dinner (or lunch) in a hurry.
120 gr spaghetti of choice
1 small spanish or red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 tb of parsley chopped
zest and juice of half a lemon
100g smoked salmon
1/3 cup evaporated milk
4 tb fresh pecorino or parmesan cheese, finely grated
Put a medium sized saucepan full of water on to boil.
Prepare your onion, garlic, parsley, lemon zest (do not juice yet) and salmon. Open your evaporated milk.
Once your pot is boiling, add your spaghetti.. then heat a heavy frypan and add oil, garlic and onion until soft.
Keep it simmering until your pasta is almost cooked, if it gets dry, just drop some tablespoons of the spaghetti water to keep it bubbling away.
Drain your spaghetti, and add to the frypan.
Ad parsley, lemon zest and salmon to the top and squeeze lemon juice over the top before tossing.
Add evaporated milk and toss a few times
Then add some lashings of black pepper
Lastly grate your pecorino/parmesan over the top and give it one last toss before serving.
The smell is so fresh, as is the taste. You can taste it all - it tastes light and filling all at once.
I'll be making this one again soon, looks like smoked salmon slices will be making a regular visit to my shopping list!