Salmon and Leek Pasta

Salmon and Leek Pasta

This delicious pasta is as elegant as it is easy. Flaky salmon complements the subtle flavour of leeks with just a touch of spice to liven things up. Serve family style and just like that dinner is ready! Recipe courtesy of Professional Home Economist and Cookbook Author, Emily Richards. 

Servings
6 people
  • Ingredients

    1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)

    2 leeks, white and light green part only, thinly sliced (2)

    5 cloves garlic, minced (5)

    3 Tbsp all purpose flour (45 mL)

    1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes (1 mL)

    2 cups 1% or 2% milk (500 mL)

    1 cup sodium reduced vegetable or chicken broth (250 mL)

    2 Tbsp tomato paste (30 mL)

    1 (12 oz /375 g) boneless skinless salmon fillet (1)

    2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (30 mL)

    2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil (30 mL)

    1 lb penne pasta (500 g)

  • Directions
    1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add canola oil. Add leeks and garlic and stir for 8 minutes or until mixture softens and is golden brown. Stir in flour and hot pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and broth and stir for about 8 minutes or until sauce thickens. Whisk in tomato paste.
    2. Add salmon fillet; cover and cook for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until salmon starts to flake. Stir in parsley and basil.
    3. Meanwhile, in a pot of boiling water add pasta and cook for about 8 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain well and return pasta to pot.
    4. Pour leek and salmon sauce over pasta and toss to coat. Salmon will break up into smaller pieces as it coats the pasta.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1/6 of Recipe
Servings
6
Calories
500
Total Fat
13 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
40 mg
Sodium
190 mg
Carbohydrates
71 g
Fiber
3 g
Sugars
9 g
Protein
25 g
Potassium
650 mg