When you’re short on time (or exhausted from the day), you’ll want to make dinner for yourself that comes together quickly and easily. But ditch the microwaveable meals and spaghetti with pot sauce — Martha Stewart has a new penne salmon recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
“Shake yourself out of a pasta rut with this easy, extremely flavorful salmon penne recipe,” reads Stewart’s Instagram caption on May 2. “While the noodles are cooking in their own pan, saute juicy cherry tomatoes with garlic and steam the salmon in the same pan.”
“The result is a fresh and flavorful seafood dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes.” fast, easy, and lovely? Yes please.
And besides the salmon, this recipe includes ingredients you probably already have in your pantry: penne pasta (or your favorite noodles), butter, garlic, cherry tomatoes, dry white wine, romano cheese, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes.
While your pasta is cooking in salted boiling water, melt the butter in a straight-sided skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for about 30 seconds before adding the tomatoes and wine. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 6 to 7 minutes.
Drain the pasta just before it is cooked – it will continue to cook in the sauce later – and reserve a cup of pasta water.
Season your salmon with salt and pepper, and when your sauce has reduced, place the salmon in the center of the pan and cover. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until the fish turns opaque, then transfer to a plate.
Toss your pasta into the pan along with more butter and cheese and stir over low heat. Pour more pasta water into the pan if more sauce is needed. Let the pasta cook completely and then serve with the salmon.
This dish may look and taste lofty, but it may remain your little secret that it only took a few minutes to make.
you can grab Martha’s full recipe for this dish here†