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Jan 14

Seared Salmon Pasta with Coconut Milk Chili Sauce

This post was sponsored by Dreamfields Pasta.

Oh dreamy.

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And for once it’s something dreamy that doesn’t involve cheese! What?! Who am I?

I love cheese.  Cheese.  Cheese.  Cheese.

But there is no cheese and this dish is still super satisfying and made oh so slightly creamy with coconut milk.

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Let’s talk about eating pasta.

Pasta is one of the most satisfying foods.  And for whatever reason, society likes to paint this picture that we should feel guilty if we enjoy what we’re eating.  How messed up?!

You should enjoy every meal that you eat, which means every meal you eat should be satisfying.  So pull up a chair, remove any distractions (ex. phone, tv, magazine), scoop you some pasta and get ready to enjoy your meal.

And fortunately, Dreamfields pasta can help you feel more satisfied as it has 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein per cup of cooked pasta, which is a bit different than other pastas.  One can not survive on carbohydrates alone, so the added fiber + protein this pasta adds is a nice touch to keep you full.

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Now. 

This is an Asian-inspired pasta dish that’s a change up from Italian flavors.  While I’m still very pro Italian flavors (halloooo, pizza), this non-oregano-y pasta dish is something to bring some AHHHYESSSS to your life.

Also about me…I’m a fan of the thicker pasta noodle.  Angel-hair pasta, you are dead to me.  Linguine, I can work with you.  You are thicker and therefore more delicious because you are doughier.  True.

So into this pasta goes salmon, because it’s a salmon pasta.  You can sear the salmon and serve it on top of the pasta or crumble it up and mix it into the pasta.  I cut mine up a bit and mixed it into the pasta, but you do you.  Then you top the whole thing with a plethora of fresh cilantro and crushed peanuts. 

Oh it’s a dream boat.  Or, errm, plate.

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Seared Salmon Pasta with Coconut Milk Chili Sauce

Yield: serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

4, 6 oz salmon portions
8 oz Dreamfields' linguine
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3/4 cup light coconut milk
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
3 teaspoons sriracha sauce
1 small lemon, juiced
4 green onions, roughly chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
sea salt/pepper
garnish: crushed peanuts, cilantro, lemon wedges

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add in Dreamfields' linguine and boil until al dente.  Place green onions and red bell pepper in the bottom of a colander and pour cooked pasta and pasta water over them to help them wilt a bit.  Set aside.  In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Once hot, add in garlic and cook until fragrant.  Add in coconut milk and sriracha sauce.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.  Add in pasta and lemon juice and stir to coat.  Meanwhile, season salmon with salt and pepper.  In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat.  Add in salmon and cook for 2 minutes on all sides.  Cook until internal temperature reaches 145ºF or salmon flakes with a fork.  Divide pasta between 4 shallow bowls and top with salmon, cilantro, peanuts and lemon wedges.

I chopped my salmon up a bit and mixed it into the pasta!

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25 comments on “Seared Salmon Pasta with Coconut Milk Chili Sauce”

  1. I like the idea of slightly wilting the onion and pepper using the hot noddles. Very clever. I think I’ll be picking up some pasta and salmon at the store this weekend…

  2. You just combined the best of both words: Asian Cuisine and Pasta. Girl you know how to win over my carb-loving heart.

  3. Ahhh this looks delicious! I haven’t had salmon in a little too long. My favorite pasta dish is (super cheesy) lasagna!

  4. My favorite pasta dish is one that I don’t have very often because of all of the effort it takes. My great grandma came over to the US from Italy as a teenager, and through the years we have all learned to make her meatballs and her spaghetti sauce. I love it all, but I think my favorite pasta recipe that I’ve had is homemade fettuccine noodles with my great grandma’s sauce (a tomato sauce filled with sausage, beef, and pepperoni, simmered all day until it tastes juuuuuuuust right).

  5. Yum. I love these flavors and salmon is so good. MY favorite pasta dish is classic spaghetti and meatballs. So comforting.

  6. My favorite pasta dish is drunken noodles. I can easily call it comfort food because it is so amazing! 

  7. My favorite pasta dish would hands down have to be drunken noodles. I can easily call it comfort food. 

  8. I would have to say the gnocchi with herbs

  9. This is a hard choice, but there is a lasagna recipe with a cream cheese sauce that is really good.

  10. I love the versatility of lasagna. It can be made up in advance and most times the leftovers taste better than the original meal!

  11. I love spaghetti and chicken alfredo and will be trying this healthy snack too.

  12. My favorite pasta dish is Linguine with garlic, olive oil, fresh shrimp and plenty of grated Pecorino- Romano cheese.

  13. My favorite pasta dish is lasagna – I love veggie lasagna and traditional!

  14. Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite pasta dish.

  15. My favorite is lasagna.

  16. Chicken Alfredo

  17. One fave is creamy seafood pasta. My version from Shells restaurant..delicious and healthy too.

  18. I love a good chicken alfredo.

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  25. My favourite pasta dish is Penne with garlic/olive oil, caramalized onions and fried sausage rounds thinly sliced. Can’t make it everyday but love it when I do. :) Like to freeze the sausage a bit to make them easier to slice and prep the onions earlier in the day.

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