Simple Lemon Basil Tagliatelle with Salmon Filet.
January 26, 2010
This is an amazing and pretty dish you can easily throw together in some minutes. Or in some hours if you decide to make the pasta yourself. Especially with homemade pasta this dish is great, because the light sauce does not overpower the pasta at all.
some fresh basil leaves
peel of one lemon plus some of its juice
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the tagliatelle according to package instructions and set aside. Heat some olive oil in a pan (medium-high) and gently fry the salmon filets skin-side down until the filets have lost their raw colour up to around half of their depths. Flip them over, turn heat down to low and let sit on the other side until the filets are as done as you prefer them. Heat cream in a saucepan and add lemon peel, chopped basil leaves and tagliatelle and season with salt and pepper. Mix until the sauce is distributed evenly between the tagliatelle. Put tagliatelle on a plate and arrange salmon filet(s) on it. Feel free to decorate it with some more lemon peel.