Friday, March 22, 2013

Salmon with Linguine and Lemon Sauce



Remember the salmon from the other night that the Mr. and Cherubs grilled?

I've been saving a bit of it.

Actually, about 1/2 of it.

I knew this week would be a bit crazy and having a quick meal would be helpful.

Tonight was the night for a quick meal.

I used the left-over grilled salmon and wanted to put pasta with it because that would be easy.

But for it to be really easy, I needed an easy sauce.

I quick decided that lemon would be the base of my sauce because lemon and salmon just go together.

Well, lemon wasn't really the "base;"  butter was the base -- but lemon would be the taste!

Here's the simple sauce.

This would be great with the pasta and grilled asparagus for a meatless dish, I do believe!

Pasta with Lemon Sauce

Linguine (or pasta of your choice)
1/4 cup butter (this was the only thing I measured; everything else was just thrown in)
1 TBSP chopped garlic (read note above)
lemon juice to taste (about 2 TBSP or so . . .read note above)
salt and pepper

Cook pasta according to directions on the package.

While the pasta is cooking, in a saute pan, add the 1/4 cup butter and melt over medium heat.  Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, being careful not to burn.  Add the lemon juice and stir and heat until well blended and "saucy."

Taste and make adjustments as necessary.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Drain the cooked pasta and return the pasta to the pan.  Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to coat.  Serve warm.

This amount of sauce seasoned about 1/2 box of linguine noodles, give or take.  If you're a saucy person, go ahead and double the recipe; you won't be disappointed!

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