Lent means fish sales. I especially love it when salmon goes on sale, because I love to bake it will a little lemon juice and olive oil. I love it even more when I have salmon leftovers, because then I get to make one of my very favorite pasta dishes! If you don’t love capers as much as I do, feel free to reduce the amount in the recipe.
- 16 oz. fettuccine
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- leftover salmon, flaked
- 1 to 2 cans of artichoke hearts, quartered or chopped
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 3 Tbsp. minced fresh basil
- 7 oz. capers, drained
- 2 tsp. lemon zest
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In a large skillet, heat butter; add garlic and cook for one minute. Stir in cream and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer two to three minutes until thickened, stirring constantly. Add salmon, artichokes, salt, and pepper.
Drain pasta and add to skillet. Stir in cheese, basil, capers, and lemon zest. Serve when heated through.