Salmon and Bowtie Pasta with Pink Sauce and Peas
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Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 2 filletssalmon
- 1/8 ouncechives
- 1yellow onion
- 1 clovegarlic
- 8 ouncesfarfalle pasta
- 114-ounce jar tomato purée
- 1/3 cupheavy cream
- 1 cuppeas
- 1 ouncegrated Parmesan cheese
- 1/8 teaspoondried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoondried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoondried rosemary
- 1/8 teaspoonground fennel seed
- 1/8 teaspoondried basil
What You’ll Need
- 10" large pot
- 10" medium high-sided pan
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Pat salmon dry with paper towel and season all over with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium high-sided pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add salmon flesh-side down and sear until golden on bottom, 3-5 minutes. Flip and sear until cooked through and opaque, 3-5 minutes more. Transfer salmon to a plate, reserving pan for making sauce.
While salmon sears, rinse chives and thinly slice (line up their ends to slice them all at once!). Set aside until ready to serve. Peel onion and cut into small dice. Mince garlic.
Season boiling water generously with salt. Stir in bowtie pasta and cook until al dente, 8-9 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water, then drain.
While pasta cooks, return pan from salmon to medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When oil is shimmering, add spice mix and onion. Sauté, stirring, until onion is soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
Make Pink Sauce
Stir tomato purée into pan with aromatics. Increase heat to high and bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, remove and discard skin from cooked salmon. Using 2 forks or tongs, flake fish into large pieces. Once sauce has thickened, stir in cream. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.
Finish and Plate Pasta
Stir peas and cooked pasta into pan with pink sauce over medium heat. Add half of reserved pasta cooking water and stir until sauce is silky and clings to pasta. Taste and add more salt and pepper as desired. Remove pan from heat and gently stir in Parmesan and salmon. Divide between serving bowls, garnish with chives, and dig in!