Like everyone else I am a busy London professional who doesn’t have much time to cook during the work week. So I am always on the look out for quick and easy recipes and ways to make them healthier if possible. I love salmon, pasta and veggies so this salmon pasta bake from BBC Good Food is a winning dinner combo. I made it few times and it always turns our amazingly!
- 1 onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves crushed
- 400g of skinless salmon (about 4 fillets)
- 250g wholemeal penne
- 600ml regular (or soy) milk
- 300g broccoli and cauliflower mix
- 25g flour or corn flour
- 7-8 sundried tomatoes, drained and sliced
- 125g of mozzarella
- Parmesan cheese grated
- Dash of coconut oil
- Herbs and spices to taste
Preheat the oven to 190C. Meanwhile, boil some water in a large pan and add pasta. Cook according to package instructions until ready. Drain well and set aside.
In a large pan fry onions and garlic in coconut oil until golden.
Add salmon fillets and cook until meat falls apart into smaller pieces.
In the meantime, whisk milk with flour until there are no clumps. Add mixture to fried salmon and stir continuously until milk turns into a smooth sauce.
Then add broccoli and cauliflower mix (I buy frozen which can be easily thawed by placing in the colander and pouring boiling water over) and sliced sundried tomatoes.
Once pasta is cooked, drain it well and mix with the sauce, making sure it is well covered. Transfer pasta bake to the ovenproof dish, and season with sea salt, pepper and dried herbs or fresh basil.
Now last step is to add some chopped mozzarella and sprinkle with grated parmesan.
Bake it for 25-30 mins until cheeses melt and create golden and crisp top layer.
Mmmm, this so good and filling! It makes enough for 4 people so my husband and I will have some tasty leftovers for lunch.