Pasta with Smoked Salmon
1/2 of a box of pasta (I used thin spaghetti)
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion (can substitute onions)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest
6 ounces smoked salmon, cut into bite sized pieces
Fresh ground black pepper
Heat to boiling a large pot. Once the water is boiling, salt it with 1 teaspoon of salt. Once the water returns to a boil add the pasta to the pot. Leave uncovered, on high heat and let cook with a vigorous boil until al dente.
While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a large skillet heat olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, cook for 2 minutes, then add 2 cups fresh baby spinach.
Once wilted add tomatoes. Add white wine, lemon juice, and 1 Tbsp of lemon zest and butter/margarine. Increase the heat and let boil down by half.
The sauce should be done about the same time the pasta is done. If you get done earlier with it than the pasta, take it off the heat.
Once the pasta is done, and before draining the pasta, scoop out 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid and reserve. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the sauce. Add back some of the pasta cooking liquid to the pasta if it is a little dry. Add the smoked salmon. Season with freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste.
I hope you all have a super holiday weekend! Are you planning anything special? Do you have any Easter traditions?