Pasta With Red Sauce and Salmon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

When preparing salmon, I usually cut off the skinny edges and freeze them in a zip-lock bag. Then there's fish on hand to throw into a quick dish like this one.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion; cook 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic; cook an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add next 6 ingredients; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally (gently to avoid breaking apart salmon).
  5. Cook pasta while sauce is simmering.
  6. Add water if sauce becomes too thick.
  7. Add parsley and basil a couple of minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

An easy way to stretch a little bit of fish - this makes four very hearty servings (or six more modest ones). However, it doesn't much show off the salmon - to my taste, this amount of fennel was overpowering, and in general the seasonings support the tomatoes, not the unique flavor of salmon.

realbirdlady July 19, 2008

Great, simple meal. I used a 690 gram jar of strained tomatoes (passata) instead of the diced canned tomatoes, a personal preference for making quick pasta sauces.

Lille February 02, 2008