If you are making a delicious dinner or lunch for your other half, I recommend fish. The healthier options are to bake or poach it, or in a heavier version you can fry it. Depending on what kind of fish you fancy, the selection is huge: you can choose from mackerel, monkfish, salmon, tuna, cod, herring… and many, many more. Today, I would like to convince you to make pan-fried salmon with pesto. This salmon is fried on a little batter and served with noodles. Frying the fish takes only a few minutes so you can make this recipe pretty quick.
This pan-fried salmon is also a very good idea for Valentine’s dinner.
Ingredients for salmon with noodles.
- 250 g noodle pasta
- 500 g fresh salmon (4 pieces)
- 6 tablespoons of green pesto
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- a bunch of green onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 big carrots
- 1 teaspoon of salt
How to make salmon with noodles.
Clean the salmon, dry it with a paper towel, then put it on a plate with the skinny side downwards. Spread one tablespoon of green pesto on top of each salmon piece (four tablespoons in total).
Put butter in a frying pan and melt it. When the butter is liquid, place the pieces of salmon on it. Fry them over a medium heat for three to four minutes (depending on the thickness of the salmon pieces). After that, cover the pan with a lid and continue frying for another minute.
Cook the noodle according to the instructions on the package. It took me four minutes from the moment the noodles started to boil.
Peel the carrots and cut them into small strips. Cut the green onion into larger pieces, peel the garlic and mince it.
Pour the olive oil into a wok or a large frying pan and add garlic and carrots. Fry over a high heat for four minutes. Then add salt, lemon juice and two tablespoons of pesto. At the very end, add the green onion. Fry it for a few seconds, then add the cooked pasta and mix. Serve the pan-fried salmon on top of the pasta.
Good to know when making salmon with noodles.
The carrots can be grated on a large-mesh grater. I cut mine into very thin bars.
I did not season the salmon with salt as the pesto is already quite intense in itself and it was quite sufficient as seasoning.
The salmon can be divided into smaller pieces and mixed with the pasta instead of serving the whole pieces on top of it.
The salmon should not be kept on the heat for too long, otherwise it will become dry.
I used raw salmon and its pieces were not extremely thick. If you have large pieces of ot, keep it on the heat for a little longer.
Do you like fish? If so, try our recipe for Pan-fried fish with creamy leek.