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Alaska Salmon With Cheddar And Herb Pesto Recipe( By Chef Lesley Waters)

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Salmon is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, which believed to help prevent heart diseases, high blood pressure and rheumatic conditions. Our bodies cannot manufacture omega 3 which play an essential role in body’s metabolism.

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Ingredients Of Alaska Salmon With Cheddar And Herb Pesto

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 350 gm pasta shells
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 liter vegetable stock
  • 200 gm sugar snap peas, halved lengthways
  • 15 oz can red Alaska salmon, skinned, boned and cut in chunks
  • 25gm toasted pine nuts(optional)

For The Pesto

  • 1 large bunch of basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 50ml warm water

Method Of Alaska Salmon With Cheddar And Herb Pesto

  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add the leeks and pepper and fry for 3-4 minutes until soften.
  • Stir in turmeric and gently fry foe 30 seconds. Add the pasta, bay leaf and stock, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and simmer for 5-7 minutes until pasta is just cooked. Add sugar snap peas 5 minutes before end of cooking then drain.
  • Meanwhile, place all the pesto ingredients in a blender and whizz together.
  • Just before serving, stir the salmon chunks through the pasta. To serve, ladle into four bowls, scatter with some pine nuts(if using) and drizzle each with some pesto.
  • Serve hot.

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