Salmon and Ricotta Pasta

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Salmon and Ricotta Pasta
Salmon and Ricotta Pasta
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  • Salmon:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 (5 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
  • Ricotta Pasta and Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated or ran through a press
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 2 lemon wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (210°C). Lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil about twice the size of your salmon filets.
  2. Mix olive oil, lemon zest, and garlic together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place salmon onto aluminum foil with skin side down. Brush olive oil mixture over the salmon. Fold and seal foil over the fillets to envelope completely; place foil packet onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until warm in the center, 16 to 20 minutes
  5. While the salmon bakes, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rapid boil. Cook penne pasta in boiling water until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes; drain.
  6. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic in butter until fragrant, about 1 minute; add the shallot, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to cook until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle lemon zest over the mixture and continue to cook for just 1 minute.
  7. Stir cooked penne with the butter sauce. Flake salmon and stir with the penne; top with the ricotta and stir. Serve with lemon wedges.
Mealthy tip:

For an even quicker take, cook the salmon in a skillet. You will save 10 to 15 minutes.


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Image of Caro Hodgin
October 10, 2017 at 5:56pm

Caro Hodgin says:

I too would skip the salmon and ricotta mixture here. I used chicken and really liked this, but I don't like fish and dairy together.

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October 07, 2017 at 6:47am

Jacqulyne de Jardins says:

Used some of our leftover penne to make this pasta dish. This one was alright. Not my favorite dish I have made, but so-so. The pasta portion of it was good. I would probably skip the salmon next time and just opt for chicken or fresh peas in this one.