Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Salmon Pasta

I think almost everyone in Eskulap can unanimously agree that Donatello has the best Salmon Pasta in POZ. Not only is their pasta good, almost everything in there is worth a try. But maybe it's the fact that its located so close to the dorms, or the fact that its food delivery is so convenient... Donatello is almost never our 1st choice restaurant to dine in. Since i almost never go there anymore, i started missing their salmon pasta. I tried making it once in March but that didn't really turn out well- it was still salmon pasta, but just not quite right. So throughout the last month I've been keeping an eye on the veggie and fish section in PP cuz they rarely sell salmon and fresh spinach at the same time! (Or maybe they do, just that every time i go it's always sold out) Well, I gave up waiting on Saturday and decided make it without the spinach-- i mean, the salmon's the star of the show after all. I've googled and searched for many Salmon recipes trying to find one that fits most closely to Donatello's... it took me a while to finally mix and match a few and come up with my own. It's not exactly like Donatello's (not as good, of course... and ingredients might be different), but it's still Salmon Pasta... and satisfactory for something home-made. Here it goes:

Salmon Pasta
NOTE: I didn't use the exact amount as below, just guesstimate or use as needed.
  • 3 small or 2 big pieces of salmon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup white wine, or as needed
  • 1-2 cups of 12% or 18% cream, or as needed
  • 2-3 tablespoons tomato concentrate/ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Fresh spinach (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fettuccine pasta


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add fettuccine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente.
  3. Boil, steam, or pan fry the salmon until cooked.
  4. Break the cooked salmon into small pieces, set aside.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a pan and saute the garlic and onion.
  6. Add in the salmon pieces, spinach, and a bit white wine and let cook for 1 minute.
  7. Stir in the cream, tomato concentrate, flour, spinach (optional), and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste and let simmer for 3 minutes.
    (If it gets too dry, add in more cream or white wine).
  9. When the sauce is ready, add in the pasta and toss until coated.
    (Or you can just pour the sauce over the pasta).
Things you'll need:

Salmon pieces -- Fresh spinach -- Onions -- Fettuccine pasta

Parmesan Cheese -- Tomato concentrate -- Cream -- White wine

with onions

with spinach
Salmon Pasta

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