June's Recipes for Life 'Angel Hair Pasta with Salmon and Courgettes'.....

Hey everyone,

I had some time this week so I decided to participate again with the great cause #recipesforlife and if you don't know, it's a challenge set by @swallowcharity where they give you three ingredients and you make a dish out of them.

The months challenges have been very popular and this month is no exception....so long may it continue!

Salmon, Courgette and Pasta was this month....and it was surprising difficult! I did Salmon and Prawns meatballs with Tomato and Courgette sauce to kick off but wasn't sure where to go from there...so I just made something with the remaining Salmon and Courgette?

Well here is my next addition....

What you will need is.....
  • Half a Corgette (halved and cut into small slice)
  • A large bunch of basil and reserve the smaller ones for garnish
  • A slice of Pancetta finely sliced or a couple slices of smoked bacon finely sliced
  • A fillet of Salmon (Cut about the same size as the Courgette)
  • One Lemon (Zested and juiced)
  • 150g Angel hair pasta or Spaghetti, Linguine or Fettuccine....what ever you like?
  • A teaspoon of crushed up Fennel Seeds
  • Good quality Olive oil 

First smash up the Basil till it's mushy.....zest in half the Lemon into the pestle and mortar....then squeeze in half the Lemon juice....now liberally flow in the Olive Oil and keep mushing till it's a nice consistancy (Taste for seasoning)

Get a pot of salted water on to boil. Depending on cooking instructions of Pasta add the 10-12 minute pasta in now and do the next stage in 5 minutes!

Throw in the Bacon or Pancetta and stir till it's nice and crispy over a medium heatt, season the Salmon with the crushed Fennel seeds and pepper and then add it into the pan!

This won't take long only 2 and a half minutes! Throw the Angel Hair Pasta into the boiling salted water as it will only take 3 minutes.....

Then get the remaining half of Lemon into the pan!

Now throw in the pasta.....
Throw in a couple of tablespoons of the Basil sauce in! And a couple of tablespoons of the starcy water from the Pasta. Toss this all together and serve up!

Throw on the remaining Basil leaves and drizzle with the Olive Oil and you have in my opinion a great dish!

Give it a try and let me know what you think? Quick, Simple and affordable!

@spurscook @bangermashchat @swallowcharity



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