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Budget Friendly Salmon Pasta

Posted on November 28, 2018 by in pasta, seafood

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Budget Friendly Salmon Pasta

Budget friendly salmon pasta sound like a little bit of a contradiction, right.

My budget friendly salmon pasta is an attempt to prove to you that it is not only “rich people” who eat salmon. With a little smart thinking you can present a dish packed with flavor, show some style and not kill your budget.

Budget Friendly Salmon Pasta

So for my recipe, I used about 150 g of salmon and we got 5 substantial portions from it. You can of course replace it with trout or any other fish of your choice.

The other benefit of this dish is the time it takes to make it. Wow, guys, literally 15-20 minutes. Best is everyone can be involved. Dad making the salmon balls in the blender, ‘cause they like gadgets. Mom making the sauce and kids cook the pasta. “A family that cooks together, stays together!”

Budget Friendly Salmon Pasta

If you have no budget issues, do try a few of my other delicious salmon recipes. A creamy salmon curry, stirfry or crostini with pea pesto and smoked salmon – you choose!

Budget Friendly Salmon Pasta

Budget Friendly Salmon Pasta

serves 4-5


150 g salmon – skin removed

125 ml dry oats

zest and juice of 1 lemon

a small handful of fresh herbs – I used basil and fennel

1 egg

salt and black pepper to taste

3 T flour

2 T Olyfberg olive oil

250 ml cream

500 g Egg Tagliatelli Pasta


First make the salmon balls. Place the following ingredients in your food processor. The salmon, oats, herbs, egg, salt, pepper and the zest and juice of half the lemon. Process until mixed. Shape the salmon balls with a teaspoon (  quite a sloppy consistence) and roll into the flour.

Budget Friendly Salmon Pasta

In the meantime get a pot of water boiling, add some salt and cook the pasta. Heat a pan, add the olive oil and fry the salmon balls until light golden brown. Now add the cream, more chopped herbs and the zest of the other half of lemon to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the cream a little and then add lemon juice. Drain the pasta and add to the pan with salmon and cream. Toss through and serve immediately.

Budget Friendly Salmon Pasta

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