Salmon & Spinach Penne in 10 Minutes

Salmon & Spinach Penne in 10 Minutes

This is my absolute favorite!
I always have salmon and spinach stored in the freezer, so I generally have this dish one out of every 5 of my weekday lunches.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Salmon filet
4 bunches
1/2, medium
200 ml
Penne pasta
120 g
Salt and pepper
to taste
Cooking sake
1 tablespoon
Olive oil
as needed
White flour
1 tablespoon


1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Pour on the sake and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 3 minutes. (Set aside, still covered in the plastic wrap).
2. Add salt and olive oil to boiling water and cook the penne. Cook it for about 2 minutes less than instructed on the package.
3. Wash the spinach and cut into bite-sized pieces. Place in a colander. For fuss-free prep work, use scissors to cut the spinach!
4. Once the penne has finished cooking, drain it through the colander on top of the spinach. (The hot water will cook the spinach to just the right degree.)
5. While the penne is cooking, slice the onion. Coat with salt, pepper, and flour. Sauté in olive oil in a frying pan.
6. Once the onion is slightly cooked, break the salmon into pieces and add it to the pan. Pour in the milk.
7. Once the milk starts to boil, add the penne and the spinach.
8. When the penne cooks to your desired degree of firmess, add the Parmesan cheese and stir it about 2 times. It's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

When my friend came over to my house unannounced, I made this with ingredients I had in the freezer.
This is probably my favorite pasta.