A Relaxed, Girlie Dinner

April 20th, 2007

My good friend Faye came over for dinner last night. It was another warm day and I wanted to cook something summery and casual. I also wanted it to be quick and easy as I’d been in the office all day so wouldn’t have much time when I came home and I didn’t want to neglect my friend whilst concentrating in the kitchen. So, I went for a big plateful of spaghetti with a creamy lemon sauce and beautiful pink salmon. We chatted in the kitchen over a glass of rosé wine while I assembled the dish, which took no time at all.

Salmon and Lemon Spaghetti

Salmon and Lemon Spaghetti 1

I didn’t measure my ingredients, I just went by taste. For the lemon sauce I used maybe 4 tablespoons of cream, a knob of butter, the juice of a lemon and about half the zest. I heated this gently until thickened, stirring occasionally.

I fried the salmon fillets in a little olive oil and cooked the spaghetti. To assemble, I drained the spaghetti and put it back in the saucepan, then added the sauce and tossed the spaghetti to coat it before flaking in the salmon and throwing in some chopped flat leaf parsley. A quick mix together and it was ready to serve with some more parsley, a wedge of parmesan and a grater!

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