Salmon & rocket pasta

Salmon & rocket pasta

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
A great choice for a mid-week meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal682
  • fat25g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.21g
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  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 fresh salmon fillets
  • 200g tagliatelle
  • 100g bag rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • zest ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and cook the salmon, skin-side down, for 5 mins. Turn over and continue to cook for 4 mins more until the salmon is cooked through. Remove from pan, leave to cool, then flake the fish into large chunks, discarding skin.

  2. Cook tagliatelle according to pack instructions. Scoop out half a cup of cooking water, then drain and return to the pan. Toss in the salmon and remaining ingredients, loosening with cooking water, if the mixture is too thick. Serve immediately.

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9th Feb, 2019
This is really tasty but I left too much liquid from the pasta so the sauce was a bit runny. I hadn't wilted rocket before but it was a nice addition (more flavour than spinach but similar). It needs more salt and pepper than I put in or it can be a bit bland.
10th Feb, 2017
Perfect and so simple. A good squeeze of lemon juice and zest makes this recipe. Optional a sprinkle of chilli for my husband.
29th Apr, 2016
Super quick and tasty. I used hot smoked salmon with chilli and added plenty of black pepper.
22nd Jul, 2014
I too found this incredibly bland, even with the addition of garlic, chilli and lemon juice :(
31st Dec, 2013
I love this recipe. I used smoked salmon fillets and it was really quick and easy.
22nd Sep, 2013
Easy to make and excellent meal. Yet another good way to use salmon.
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9th Jun, 2013
Added the chilli and garlic as suggested and worked a treat !! Seared the salmon fillets on a skillet so the flavour worked well with the rocket - added at the end. Another family favourite !! For pud I made the Strawberry and Cinamon Torte - also from the GF site - 10/10 great flavour combo......
25th Mar, 2013
After making this once I then switched to using smoked salmon which I think tastes much better and makes this recipe even easier!
21st Mar, 2011
Found it too bland, but ok if you're short of time
9th Feb, 2011
I just added in some Smoked Cod instead of salmon. But smoked salmon aswell would make a nice suggestion. Then i added a bit of feta and some oven cooked tomatoes with thyme. YUM!!!


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