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Creamy Salmon Asparagus Pasta

Course Main
Servings 4
Author Iryna

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces Barilla ProteinPLUS Spaghetti
  • 2 salmon fillets skinned and chopped on a bite-size pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • ½ bunch asparagus tough ends removed and asparagus halved
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon pepper divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium non-stick skillet heat 2 tablespoon of olive oil and over medium heat. Season salmon with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper and place in a skillet. Cook salmon for 3-4 minutes on each side. When it's cooked, transfer it on a paper towel.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add Barilla ProteinPLUS Spaghetti and cook 10 minutes or until ready. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add asparagus in the same pot with the pasta. After pasta is ready, drain pasta and asparagus reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
  • While the pasta is still cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a separate large saucepan and over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Whisk in flour and fry for a few minutes whisking vigorously to prevent from burning.
  • Add milk, reduce the heat to low-medium and whisk the sauce until no lumps remain. Season the sauce with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper and add Parmesan cheese.
  • Remove saucepan from the heat and combine sauce with cooked pasta, asparagus and salmon. Optional - Add pasta cooking water to the pasta to thin out the sauce even more.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately!