Monday, 21 January 2013

Avocado Salmon with Creamy Pasta

Tonight, something quick and easy was the order of the day after a long day at work.  Avocado goes really well with salmon (take my word for it)! - so we decided to get creative and this is what we came up with.  Make sure you have an oven glove in the house - we got a bit over-excited about this one and one of us got burnt on the grill pan!

2 fresh salmon fillets
1 medium avocado
Juice of half a lemon
150 pasta
1 pint chicken or vegetable stock
25g butter
Approx 50g grated cheddar cheese

Pre-heat grill on a medium heat
Boil the pasta in the stock for 10-12 mins.  Add a little olive oil to pan.
Meanwhile, put salmon until grill and cook for4- 5 mins
Peel, stone and mash avocado flesh in a bowl.
Add lemon juice, salt and pepper and mash or blend until smooth
then remove salmon fillets and spread mashed avocado on top.
Replace salmon under grill for a further 8-10 mins.
When pasta is cooked and stock almost boiled away, stir in grated cheddar, a little knob of butter and ground black pepper.  Mix until creamy consistency.
Serve pasta on a plate with salmon fillets on top and garnish with a little mixed salad.

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