This incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious Lemon Caper Pesto Salmon Pasta is a gourmet dinner ready in less than 25 minutes!
I am a lover of salmon. I live in the Pacific Northwest, which means that I am surrounded by salmon lovers. The problem is that I’ve never really been happy with the way I cook salmon. It usually ends up overdone or too fishy tasting. I know it sounds weird to say fish is too fishy tasting, but I’m sure you know what I mean. For these reasons, I was super happy to try these new seafood products. Bumble Bee SuperFresh® is a complete line of naturally-seasoned, restaurant quality, prepared seafood solution for the home. It raises the bar for what seafood lovers can expect from frozen food. All of the seafood is no mess, and no fuss; just pure perfection, time after time. Their premium Salmon and Tilapia come with their own parchment paper baking pouch and go from freezer to table in under 25 minutes. I especially liked that I didn’t have to thaw the salmon out before cooking it. That would take some forethought, right? This seafood is high in protein, richly seasoned with pure and simple ingredients that let the fish shine through.
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I bought all three varieties above, but I wanted to try the Salmon with Garden Pesto first. At first I was skeptical that I still would mess up the salmon, but I followed the directions exactly. I really liked that the package even came with its own parchment paper pouches. Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Salmon with Garden Pesto is richly satisfying with Parmesan cheese, basil, almonds and a touch of garlic. It is so flavorful and has no preservatives and has all natural ingredients.
I’m all about quick dinners as long as they taste really good and make me feel good as well. This dinner did both. Plus, it really did get completed from start to finish in about 25 minutes. While the salmon was baking and the water was boiling, I added a handful of fresh spinach to a couple of bowls.
I drained the pasta, set it aside, and then added butter, oil, and garlic to the pot where I cooked all those wonderful ingredients just until the garlic started to turn golden brown. Then came the capers, lemon juice and zest, the cooked pasta, and some fresh basil to the pot. You can see where this is going.
Right about the time the pasta portion was completely done and starting to wilt the fresh spinach, the salmon was done.
I topped each bowl with a filet and served with a wedge of lemon.
I’ll never forget the look on my husband’s face when he took his first bite. He said “wow, this salmon is really good!” and he had a total look of surprise on his face. Wanna know why? Because I had never made salmon that good. When I explained that the fish was already prepared and frozen and all I had to do was pop it into the oven, he really couldn’t believe it. I’m telling you – it was that good!
Lemon Caper Pesto Salmon Pasta
- Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Salmon with Garden Pesto
- 8 ounces pasta I used peppered basil
- 2-3 cups fresh spinach
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large clove garlic minced
- zest from one lemon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons capers
- small handful of fresh basil
- Cook the Bumble Bee SuperFresh® Salmon with Garden Pesto according to the package instructions.
- While the salmon is cooking, cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to the instructions.
- Add the fresh spinach to two bowls.
- When the pasta is done cooking, drain it and set aside. Add the butter, olive oil, and garlic to the pot and cook the garlic until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Add the zest, lemon juice, capers, and cooked pasta to the pot. Toss to combine.
- Add the hot pasta to the bowls on top of the spinach. Top with a hot salmon filet.
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