Creamy Pasta with Salmon

There was a lot of kitchen improv involved in the making of this recipe! It works as a seafood dish or a pasta dish. It's served with a dilly sour cream sauce!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti

  • 2 lemon, juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ pound salmon fillet

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh green beans, trimmed and halved

  • 1 large shallot, minced

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 1 bunch chopped fresh dill

  • 1 cup garden cress, or more to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  2. While pasta cooks, pour enough water into a frying pan to cover salmon; add dill. Strain in lemon juice. Mix and season with salt and pepper. Add salmon to the pan and poach over medium-high heat, flipping as necessary, until it flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Remove the skin when you flip it the first time.

  3. At the same time, heat olive oil in a pan over medium to medium-high heat. Saute green beans and shallots until the shallots start to brown and the green beans soften, 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Once the salmon is poached, use tongs to set it aside in a shallow bowl, but don't throw the poaching mixture away. Take about 1/4 cup of the poaching mixture and add it to a saucepan. Add sour cream and chopped dill and mix over medium heat until combined. Remove from heat and mix into pasta.

  5. Place pasta on serving plates, along with some chunks of the salmon, plus some of the sauteed mixture. Try to get an even mix if possible. Sprinkle with garden cress. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
9g Fat
50g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 26mg 131%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 638mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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