Salmon Pesto Pasta


12 oz short cut pasta (GF) 1 lb fresh salmon filets 2 tbsp avocado oil or butter 1 tsp kosher salt 1/3 cup pasta water or white wine 1/2 cup pesto  1/4 cup coconut or heavy cream 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 lb asparagus Parmesan cheese or basil for topping

Sear the salmon


Season the flesh side of the salmon with kosher salt. Add the salmon, flesh-side down, to a hot skillet and sear for 5 minutes on one side and 2-3 on the other.

Make the pesto sauce


Stir in the white wine then the pesto, cream and lemon juice.  Simmer the sauce over medium-low heat to warm and thicken for 5-6 minutes.

Toss and Serve


Add cooked pasta to the sauce and toss gently. Top  with the asparagus then close the lid and steam for 3-4 minutes. Open Toss with salmon and serve.


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