Quick weeknight supper: Smoked salmon, pea and pepper spaghetti

Speedy supper packed with good stuff

Mmmm lashings of spaghetti bustling with healthy veg, nuggets of smoked salmon in a creamy coating. It’s one of those meals that’s quite likely to please everyone – grown-ups and littlies alike.

I was giving the recipe a roadtest from Sainsbury’s Live Well For Less campaign where they offer five recipes for evening meals that cost just £20 to make.

This particular recipes takes 25 minutes from start to finish so is absolutely ideal for an easy weeknight meal.

I traded up from the basics spagehetti coz the posh stuff was on offer. I have to say spending a bit more on pasta is a real treat, but you can taste the difference. It has a nicer meatier texture and more robust flavour.

I stuck with the basics smoked salmon though – little offcuts in a packet for a quid – bargain. And as you’re simply stirring it in to the pasta it works perfectly well. Injecting lovely smoky flavours and giving your family a dose of healthy fish oils simultaneously. I like…

Sam has decided he’s happy to eat fish – i’m quite pleased as it widens my horizons a bit – and means I can buy fish fingers in bulk again 😉

Smoked salmon, pea and pepper spaghetti (Sainsbury’s)
Serves 4

400g basics spaghetti
300g frozen garden peas
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, sliced
300g basics peppers, sliced
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
200ml half-fat creme fraiche
Juice and zest of 1 lemon, grated
1 x 120g pack basics smoked salmon trimmings

1. Cook the spaghetti following packet instructions and add the peas for the last 2 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions, peppers and garlic for 6-8 mins, until softened and turning golden.

3. Drain the pasta, reserving 4 tablespoons of water. Stir through the creme fraiche, lemon juice, reserved water adn most of the lemon zest, until the pasta is well coated.

4. Toss through the salmon trimmings, onion and pepper. Season to taste and sprinkle over the remaining lemon zest and serve.

About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog www.feedingboys.co.uk is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea!
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7 Responses to Quick weeknight supper: Smoked salmon, pea and pepper spaghetti

  1. Carolina J. says:

    Oh, what a lovely dish! I am off to buy cheap salmon off- cuts!

  2. Rosemary Hamilton says:

    That looks good!Pleased to hear that Sam will eat fish!

  3. What lovely easy family recipes. I’ve had some smoked salmon languishing in the fridge for a couple of weeks (sounds v AbFab, no? Sadly the reality is more The Young Ones) so now I have dinner for the kids sorted. Hurrah! (Tho suspect I may have to leave out the peppers, as just not worth it having to pick through 1yr old’s dinner when she gives first the peppers, then me, her No Way In Hell look…) A great blog, delighted to have stumbled across you (from Crumbs).

  4. Carolina J. says:

    Katie, happy to report- the meal was SO-O-O lovely! Absolutely delicious!! Thank you! 🙂

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