Creamy Salmon and Watercress Pasta
- 8 cups Penne
- 4 fresh Salmon fillet
- 1 cup Crème fraiche
- 1 lemon (zested and juiced)
- 2 tsps Pesto
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground Black pepper
- ½ cup Watercress (chopped)
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Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water for 8-10 minutes or according to packet instructions, until al dente.
Meanwhile, place the salmon in a frying pan skin-side up, add 1/2 cup water and cover with a lid or foil. Slowly bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes or until the salmon is cooked. (Alternatively, if you have a microwave, place the salmon skin-side up on a heatproof plate and cook for 4 minutes on high. Once the salmon is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and flake the flesh.
Place the crème fraîche in a small pan, add the lemon and pesto and bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes or until reduced slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta, add the watercress, salmon and crème fraîche. Toss well to mix then divide among four plates. Serve topped with a sprig of watercress if desired.