Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Salmon


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Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Salmon

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    Filled with salmon, asparagus, and fresh lemony flavor, our spring pasta dish is sure to be a hit around your dinner table.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    1 (12-oz.) fresh sockeye salmon fillet
    Hy-Vee salt
    Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    1 (12-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee dry farfalle bow tie pasta
    1 (1-lbs.) bundle fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    ¼ c. shallots, finely chopped
    2 clove(s) garlic, minced
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    2 c. Hy-Vee 2% reduced-fat milk
    4 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
    1 tbsp. lemon zest
    1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest
    Cracked black pepper
    Lemon wedges, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Paper towels
    • Shallow baking pan
    • Aluminum foil
    • Stockpot
    • Colander
    • Meat thermometer
    • Medium saucepan
    • Whisk


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pat salmon dry; season with salt and pepper. Line a shallow baking pan with foil; add salmon, tucking under any thin edges.

    2. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 1 to 2 minutes. Cook until asparagus is crisp-tender. Drain, reserving some pasta water. Return pasta and asparagus to pan; cover and keep warm. 

    3. Bake salmon for 10 to 15 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork (145 degrees). Remove and discard skin; flake salmon and set aside. 

    4. Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add shallot and garlic; cook for 2 minutes or until softened. Whisk in flour. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly until thickened. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened. Cook and whisk 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt. 

    5. Pour sauce over pasta and asparagus in pan. Gently toss in salmon and heat through. Add additional pasta water, if needed, to maintain creamy consistency. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Season with cracked pepper to taste. Serve with lemon wedges.

    Nutrition facts


    440 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 15g
    • Cholesterol: 50mg
    • Sodium: 135mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 53g
    • Protein: 25g

    Daily Values

    Iron 20%
    Calcium 15%
    Vitamin D 35%
    Potassium 15%

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    Seasons April 2019