Fusilli with zucchini pesto and salmon
- Very easy
- 30 min
- Kcal 821
Today we mix pasta with salmon and pasta with zucchini for a first course with guaranteed success! But there are many ways to make pasta with zucchini and salmon: in this case we chose a dressing without cream, with fresh salmon instead of smoked one and the scented note of lemon and mint. The zucchini strips will cook in a few minutes and blend perfectly with any type of pasta, from rigatoni to tagliolini. Last but not least, the toasted almonds that will give a crunchy touch to every forkful!
To make pasta with zucchini and salmon, first prepare all the ingredients: remove the skin from the salmon fillet and remove any bones with tweezers, then cut it into cubes 1. Trim the zucchini 2 and cut them into julienne strips using a mandoline or a mixer 3.
Clean the scallions and slice them thinly 4. Chop the mint 5 and almonds, and ground them with a mixer6. Finally, put a pot of boiling water on the heat to cook the pasta.
Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the scallions 7, then add the zucchini 8 and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, and flavor with fresh mint 9.
Add the salmon 10 and brown it quickly, then add white wine 11. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling salted water 12.
When the pasta is al dente, drain it in the pan with the sauce, taking care to keep the cooking water 13. Sauté everything over high heat, add some pepper 14 and deglaze with the filtered lemon juice 15.
If needed, add a ladle of cooking water 16. Turn off the heat and complete with the chopped almonds 17. Your pasta with zucchini and salmon is ready to be enjoyed 18!
It is advisable to immediately eat the pasta with zucchini and salmon.
If you prefer, you can replace mint with thyme or parsley.