Lemon Garlic Pasta with Salmon

Lemon Garlic Pasta with Salmon

Quick, light, zesty dinner.
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Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes | Yield: 4 servings


For the salmon:
2 lemons
2 limes
¼ cup white miso
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 (2 1/2 pound) skin-on salmon fillet
Sliced scallions for garnish
For the pasta:
8 ounces whole-wheat pasta
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons whole-wheat breadcrumbs, toasted


1) Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
2) Juice 1 lemon and 1 lime into a small bowl. Whisk in miso, oil, maple syrup, pepper and cayenne. Place salmon, skin-side down, on the prepared pan and spread the miso mixture on top. Halve the remaining lemon and lime and arrange around the salmon, cut-sides up.
3) Broil the salmon just until it flakes with a fork, 7 to 12 minutes. Serve with the lemon and lime halves and sprinkle with scallions, if desired.
4) While the salmon is cooking, Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.
5) Combine oil, garlic, anchovy paste, crushed red pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice in a large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until sizzling, about 3 minutes. Add the reserved water, the pasta, salmon, parsley and salt. Cook, stirring, until the sauce coats the pasta, about 2 minutes. Serve topped with breadcrumbs.