Thursday, April 2, 2009

Salmon & pesto spaghetti

If someone offers a warning regarding a particular wedding photographer, forget about how pretty the pictures and albums are and take heed.

Needless to say my husband and I went trough hell trying to stick to the original package deal we signed on for, and after 3 days and over 20 hours of arguing we still ended up $1,500 over the initial amount. It's like a hostage negotiation, if you don't pay up then you can kiss your darling photos goodbye. In all honesty I wouldn't have minded paying the extra amount if they had just been honest about their packages and 'hidden costs'; it's the plain faced lying that gets my goat.

Venting aside (I'm hoping this hasn't aged me 10 years, because it sure feels like it has), I was left with little energy and a mountain of apathy. All of my emotional wells have been drained dry and I was left an amorphous blob on the couch. The only thing that was able to render me mobile was my grumbling tummy. I wasn't sure how long I'd be able to stay upright before falling asleep so I opted for something quick (with the possibility of using pre-packaged items) to fill my belly.

serves 2

olive oil
1 salmon fillet
3tbs pesto
200g spaghetti
grated cheese, to serve

Pre-heat oven to 180C. Line baking tray with foil and spray salmon with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 12mins or to your liking.
Meanwhile boil water, oil and salt in a large saucepan. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, leaving small amount of cooking water and return to pan. Stir through 3tbs of pesto and flaked salmon. Serve with grated Parmegiano Reggiano.

ease: 5/5.
prep time: 3mins.
cooking time: 12mins.
total: 15mins.

taste: 4/5. Use a pesto you love as it is the main flavour.

would I make it again: Yes - super quick week night dinner with no fuss.

recipe: adapted from here


  1. What a great combination! I'm trying this recipe this weekend for sure-o!

  2. Just randomly stumbled on your blog! It looks great and I love your photos!

    Sorry to hear about the dramas with your wedding photos. Hopefully it has been sorted out now. I'm sure when you get the photos, you'll be blown away by them and forget about the extra money they cost and the dodgy photographer! :)

  3. Just made this tonight. It was exactly what I was looking for -- quick, uncomplicated, and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. It's on the stoke, the wok is fired up, and the salmon is in the oven. I am serving this with a top of stuffed scallops, and I cannot wait! Thank you:)

  5. This looks so very yummy! Thank you for sharing this with us!