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Roasted Salmon and Broccoli Pasta

Roasted Salmon and Broccoli Pasta is a delectable dish that combines the richness of roasted salmon with the vibrant flavors of tender broccoli and creamy pasta. This recipe brings together succulent flakes of roasted salmon, perfectly cooked broccoli florets, and a creamy Parmesan sauce infused with garlic and lemon zest. The result is a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that is sure to delight your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying weeknight meal or a dish to impress guests, this Roasted Salmon and Broccoli Pasta is a fantastic choice that embodies both elegance and comfort in every bite.”

Ingredients:

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  • 8 ounces pasta of your choice (such as penne, fettuccine, or spaghetti)
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, skin removed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or substitute with half-and-half for a lighter option)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional, for a spicy kick)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the salmon fillet on the prepared baking sheet. Season both sides of the salmon with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Roast in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Once cooked, remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. While the salmon is roasting, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  4. In a large skillet or pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the broccoli florets and sauté for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender-crisp and lightly browned. Add minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  5. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and let it simmer for a couple of minutes to reduce slightly. Then, stir in the heavy cream (or half-and-half) and grated Parmesan cheese. Let the sauce simmer gently until the cheese melts and the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Flake the roasted salmon into bite-sized pieces and add it to the skillet with the broccoli and sauce. Add lemon zest to the skillet and stir gently to combine all the ingredients. If the sauce seems too thick, you can add some of the reserved pasta cooking water to loosen it up.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until the pasta is coated evenly with the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. If you like a bit of heat, sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  8. Serve the roasted salmon and broccoli pasta hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.

Enjoy your flavorful and nutritious Roasted Salmon and Broccoli Pasta dish!

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