Salmon Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Finish off salmon leftovers with this easy-to-prepare pasta dish which gets its spice from crushed red pepper flakes.
- Servings: 4
Photography: Kirsten Strecker
Source: Body+Soul, June 2005
- 8 ounces spinach fettuccine pasta
- 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 salmon fillet (8 ounces)
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1 pound Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta in boiling water according to the package directions. Drain, reserving pasta water. Toss pasta with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Keep it warm.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions. Cook and stir until softened. Add red pepper flakes, oregano, and salmon. Break up the salmon with a spatula as it cooks. Stir in dill, chopped tomatoes, and wine; bring to a boil. Turn heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add some reserved pasta water if the sauce gets dry.
Mound the pasta on plates. Make a well in the center of each mound and ladle in the tomato-salmon sauce. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese. Serve warm.