Penne with Salmon and Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

3 of my most favorite things! This meal comes together fairly quickly, yet is elegant enough to serve to company.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepot, cook pasta as label directs and then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add asparagus, salt and pepper and cook until asparagus is almost tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add shallot and remaining 1 teaspoon oil; cook, stirring constantly, two minutes longer.
  5. Add wine; heat to boiling over high heat.
  6. Stir in broth and heat to boiling.
  7. Arrange salmon slices in skillet; cover and cook until just opaque throughout, 2- 3 minutes.
  8. Remove skillet from heat and stir in tarragon.
  9. In a warmed serving bowl, toss pasta with asparagus mixture.


Most Helpful

This is a nice and easy recpie, but we found it a little bland. Added some bacon bits at the table and it helped a little. I think maybe this just isn't our taste, but it is a well written recipe and I encourage others to try it!

yogiclarebear January 20, 2008

This has a light and refreshing taste, and a pretty appearance as well. I used more asparagus and less pasta, but otherwise made this just as written (although I probably used more pepper - I didn't measure). I went the bowtie route since I was out of penne. This looked and tasted like Spring to me. :) Thank you.

Vino Girl April 09, 2005

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