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Recipes Dinner Healthy

Savage Lemon, Smoked Salmon And Basil Pasta

Ingredients
  • 1 packet of fresh pasta
  • 1 Packet of smoked salmon
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 Corgette (Zucchini)
  • 1 Packet of basil
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Step 1

The ingredients are really simple. The more you spend on the cheese and the salmon though the better it gets.

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Step 2

Chop the ends of the corgette or Zucchini depending on what part of the world you come from.

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Step 3

Then take some time to chop it in to nice even sized pieces.

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Step 4

Peel the garlic. Really don't need to explain how to do this. If you can't manage it give up and go and get some takeaway food

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Step 5

Using a grater get loads of the zest off the lemon. Don't get the white part only the yellow. The white is bitter and tastes rotten.

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Step 6

You should have a nice few things prepped up now. This is how chefs work, get everything ready in advance and for goodness sake keep the place tidy.

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Step 7

Pick all the leaves off your basil. Don't be stingy here and use a good load. The more the better.

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Step 8

Roll the basil leaves up together and cut them in to little ribbons. As small as you can get them.

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Step 9

Cut the lemons in half. Again not rocket science.

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Step 10

Squeeze the juice out in to a glass or bowl. Make sure to get the rotten little pips out. Nothing worse than biting in to one of those bitter buggers later in your pasta.

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Step 11

Get the salmon out and cut it in to nice thin strips.

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Step 12

Peel a load of parmesan. Again don't be shy with it.

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Step 13

So your chopping board should look like this. Thats all the work done really. Fun time now.

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Step 14

Heat a large pan up with a good amount of olive oil. Slowly cook the garlic, lemon zest and then add the corgette (zucchini) and cook for a couple of minutes over a slow heat.

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Step 15

When they are softening up and taking a little colour chuck in all of the lemon juice.

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Step 16

When your water comes to the boil cook the pasta. This fresh stuff usually takes about 2 minutes max.

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Step 17

When the sauce starts boiling up lash in the smoked salmon and the basil.

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Step 18

When your pasta is cooked spoon it straight in to the sauce. Don't worry if a bit of the water goes in there too as that will help with your sauce.

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Step 19

Coat the pasta with all the sauce and then throw in your parmesan. Season with a bit of salt and pepper and mix it all up and then you are done! The quickest bit of cooking you'll ever do!

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Step 20

It should look, smell and taste insane. This is real restaurant cooking and you'll be doing it at home in 20 mins and looking like a pro!

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Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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