Cajun salmon with spicy tomato pasta

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Cajun salmon with spicy tomato pasta

A tasty weeknight dinner that's ready in 20 minutes

20 minutes

Serves 2

Sarah Drabble

Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

Did you know that regularly eating fish is linked with a lower risk of bowel cancer? Net one of your recommended 2 portions of fish each week with this tasty recipe.

Sarah Drabble

Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

Did you know that regularly eating fish is linked with a lower risk of bowel cancer? Net one of your recommended 2 portions of fish each week with this tasty recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 x 120g fresh salmon fillets, skinned and boned
  • 1–2 teaspoons dried Cajun spice mix
  • 100g dried wholewheat pasta
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼–½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional, to taste)
  • 14 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 160g baby leaf spinach
  • Freshly ground black pepper

CALORIES: 455

FAT: 19g

5 A DAY: 2

SALT: 0.6g

SUGAR: 6g

Method

Cajun salmon

  1. Dust the top of each salmon fillet with the Cajun spice mix.
  2. Place the salmon under a medium-high grill for 4–5 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Turn the fish over and grill for 3–4 minutes, or until the fish is cooked to taste.

Spicy tomato pasta

  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, add the oil to a non-stick frying pan and gently cook the garlic and chilli flakes (optional) for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and water to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to soften. Then add the spinach and black pepper. Stir for a further 1 minute.
  3. Drain the pasta and mix with the tomatoes and spinach. Serve immediately with the salmon.

Serving suggestion: Serve with steamed vegetables or salad.

Instead of salmon, try trout; both fish are rich in omega-3 fats. For a lower fat and calorie dish you could use white fish such as cod (cooking times may vary).


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