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Salmon Pasta in Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce

Salmon pasta has pan fried salmon chunks and a super delicious lemon cream sauce. It comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Salmon Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 688kcal
Author Subhasmita


  • 250 grams Dried Pasta(1 lb)
  • 400 grams Salmon (1 lb) skinless
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon Flour
  • ½ cup Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan (freshly shredded)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


Cook Pasta

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Season with enough salt. Add dry pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve ½ cup of pasta cooking water.

Cook Salmon

  • Cut skinless salmon into small pieces. Add pepper, salt, and ½ teaspoon Italian Seasoning. Toss well and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • In a 12-inch skillet heat butter until it foams. Add salmon to the skillet.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  • Using a slotted spoon carefully(and quickly) remove the salmon pieces( draining excess fat into the skillet). Keep covered in a bowl.

Make Lemon Cream Sauce for Salmon Pasta

  • There will be enough butter in the skillet after cooking the salmon. Heat the skillet if it has cooled down.
  • Add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Stir in flour and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Lower the flame, slowly add chicken stock, and whisk continuously unit the mixture looks smooth.
  • Add heavy cream, freshly grated parmesan, remaining Italian seasoning, and chili flakes. Mix everything and simmer for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame. Add fresh lemon juice, cooked pasta, cooked salmon, and chopped parsley. Toss everything.
  • For more sauce, add ¼ cup of reserved pasta water.
  • While serving sprinkle more parmesan cheese on top if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1188IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 2mg