Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ginger Soy Salmon and Pasta

My boyfriend sent this picture to my phone Friday and said, "This is what we're having for dinner." Have I mentioned how amazing he is in the kitchen? He filleted up this salmon and created a masterpiece. I'm a lucky gal.
Ginger, soy and salmon...I'm only familiar with that combo when eating sushi. My boyfriend however, was going to make a pasta dish. When he sent me this picture I definitely was not thinking pasta, so I was intrigued and couldn't wait to taste the results. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS...this is a recipe you MUST try. If you have someone to impress, I promise this will knock their socks off! (And it's easy!)
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Ingredients: Serves 2
  • 1 Salmon fillet
  • Mastaccioli pasta (or other penne variety)
  • 1/4 C soy sauce
  • 1 Small head of broccoli
  • 2 tsp fresh diced ginger (add more or less based on your liking of ginger)
  • 2 cloves diced garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • (optional) Spoonful of sliced pink jarred pickled ginger--this adds great color to the dish!
Prepare pasta (enough for 2). When pasta is half cooked add the broccoli spears and cook until tender. Drain and set aside.
Cube salmon fillet and pan fry with the diced ginger and garlic in hot, oiled pan. Set aside.
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Melt butter and pour half into each serving bowl. Add half the soy sauce to each serving bowl.
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Slice the pink jarred ginger and also add to the bowls.
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Add the pasta, broccoli and salmon to each bowl and mix thoroughly.
Slice lemon in half and squeeze half over each bowl
Add salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. That looks so delicious! Your BF is awesome. I would have never guessed to put in the pickled ginger but it sounds like a great idea! Thank you.

  2. The pickled ginger really makes the dish eye appealing--plus, any excuse to add more ginger to a dish makes me happy!


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