Salmon Pasta with Tangy Dill Cream Sauce

23 Jul

Good morning everybody!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday so far.

My week has been pretty slow so far but my weekend was really fun! Friday night I went out with my girlfriends for dinner and drinks, it was a late celebration of my Birthday since I was away camping at the time. It’s always so nice to get out with just the girls and have a good time! I didn’t get too crazy because I have a pilates class super early on Saturday morning.

Yes, I am the girl that takes a fitness class super early on a Saturday. Trust me, I seriously question my sanity every Saturday morning when my alarm is buzzing. Having to wake up to an alarm on the weekend is just not natural.

However, after the class I feel energized and relaxed and ready to start the day. Oh and hungry, I’m usually ravenous when I get home.

Then Saturday night we went for dinner and a bonfire out at a friends house. They live on this neat lake and the view from their place is awesome!

Then lastly Sunday was a family day, we went down to Canada Place with the whole fam and tried out Flyover Canada. It was SO much fun.

If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, in the California Adventure Park, there is a ride called Soaring Over California. Basically it’s a 4D movie and you are suspended up in mid air so it feels like you’re actually flying. Very trippy.

I was so excited when I heard they were opening Flyover Canada in downtown Vancouver and I got us tickets right away. The movie has scenes from all over Canada, from cityscape to countryside and everywhere in between.

We all loved it and I kind of want to go back again, hopefully soon!

We ate lunch at the new Cactus Club in Coal Harbour, which is AMAZING. Biggest restaurant I’ve ever seen and it has a ridiculous view of the Harbour and city surrounding it.

Later on I made up this pasta recipe I am going to share with you today!

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We had some leftover barbequed salmon from another night and we needed to use it up, so I decided to make a nice big bowl of pasta for the family. This serves a crowd, peeps.

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It is a super basic sauce made with onions, garlic, cream cheese, cream and fresh dill!

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With the flakes of salmon in there, it is such a yummy combination!

AND you can whip this up in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Double Win!

Make this for dinner tonight!!

 Miss Delish asks:

Do you torture yourself by going to the gym/working out on the weekend? What do you do?

What recipe did you make recently that used leftovers?

 

Salmon Pasta with Tangy Dill Cream Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Salmon Pasta with Tangy Dill Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta of your choice (I used penne as you can see)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill
  • 2 cups cooked salmon, flaked or chopped into chunks

Method

Get a large pot filled with enough water to cook the pasta, over high heat to bring to a boil.

In the meantime set a large and deep pan over medium high heat. Add the butter and olive oil and heat until melted and bubbly. Add the onion and saute, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two.

Add the cream cheese and cream and reduce the heat to medium. Allow the cream cheese to melt into the cream, stirring occasionally. Once the cream cheese has melted, about 8-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

At this point the pasta water should have boiled. Season the water with lots of salt and then drop in the pasta. Cook according to package directions and drain.

In the meantime add most of the dill to the sauce, leaving about 1 tbsp behind for garnish later. Also add the salmon to the sauce and allow it to heat through. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it well and then add to the sauce. Give it all a big stir and then transfer it to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining dill and serve immediately! Enjoy.

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