Salmon or Shrimp and Pesto With Penne

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is great with either leftover salmon or shrimp. One night we had a leftover salmon steak and another time we had extra boiled shrimp, it's great either way! I make my own pesto and have it ready frozen in ice cube forms, stored in zipper bags in the freezer. Lots of flavor from capers and olives (feel free to use Kalamata) create this extravagant meal from mere leftovers. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large skillet and add the olive oil.
  2. Saute the onion until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic, and stir, saute about 2-3 more minutes.
  4. Then add the stock, and wine and slowly simmer until reduced by half.
  5. Taste and season with pepper then add the pesto, lemon juice and zest, the olives and capers and stir well.
  6. Remove from the heat and toss in the salmon or shrimp, the parsley and toss with the pasta.
  7. Serve in large pasta bowls.