" Buckley's" Cajun Salmon Pasta

"This is another hit from my uncle's restaurant. It is a simply elegant dish, & although it takes time, it will be worth the praise you get!"
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  • For the cream sauce:

  • Sauté minced garlic with butter until garlic is light brown.
  • Add heavy cream, basil, lemon juice, grated cheese blend, & white pepper.
  • Bring to a boil on medium high heat, stirring often.
  • Place on low heat after boiling & salt to taste.
  • For the Cajun Salmon:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Lightly coat salmon with Cajun spice.
  • **REMEMBER, the amount of spice will determine the degree of spice & heat. So cook salmon at 375°F for 8-15 minutes depending on desired doneness.
  • For the presentation:

  • Toss cooked pasta with the cream sauce.
  • Portion 8 ounces of pasta per serving.
  • Place the cooked salmon filets atop the portions.
  • Garnish with parsley & shredded parmesan cheese.
  • A slice of garlic toast & a lemon wedge will further complement this dish.

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  1. This was absolutely DELICIOUS. I was nervous making it, it seems like every time I make a big deal about making a special dinner it always turns out so-so, but this was FANTASTIC! The only thing I noticed was that after I was done making the sauce I tasted it and the texture was a little gritty - i added some half & half and it took away the texture, and by the time i was ready to serve it, it was a little dry with the noodles in it, so i added just a bit of water and it was perfect. Thanks for posting!
  2. OMG this was soooo good!! I truly love to cook and when I read this recipe - I knew I had to try it. Let me tell all of you - this is totally awesome!! Really not at all as complicated as it seems. Look in your spice rack - you have all these ingredients. Followed it to a "T' (just a little extra basil cause DH is a fanatic). Wasn't clear as to the cooking of the salmon so i baked it on a buttered cookie sheet for the time specified and broiled it for a minute or so after (watch it closely) to get a slightly blackened effect - marvelous!!. A definite repeat for me. TY so very much for posting ----- excellent - looking forward to many more from you!!



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