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Lemon Salmon with Grilled Tomato Pasta

Grilling tomatoes with salmon prepares the fixings for a quick side pasta.

February 20th, 2007

Recipe by Rose Murray

"This was very good. William had almost cleaned his plate before the rest of us even started eating." Gillian P, mom of Aislin, 4, William, 2, and seven-month-old Meghan, Midland, Ont.
Prep Time
30 minutes
  • 4 6-oz (175-g) centre-cut salmon fillets, skin on
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) each paprika and dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and black pepper
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 4 cups (1 L) medium shell pasta (about 10 oz/300 g)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) loosely packed torn fresh basil leaves
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  1. 1. Preheat barbecue to medium. In a shallow glass dish, arrange salmon skin side down. In a glass measure, stir together oil, lemon rind and juice, parsley, mustard, garlic, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Rub 3 tbsp (45 mL) of mixture over salmon.

  2. Cut stems out of tomatoes; cut tomatoes in half crosswise. Put tomatoes cut sides down on greased grill. Brush with some of remaining oil mixture; grill 3 minutes, until browned. Turn over; brush again with oil mixture. Grill 3 minutes, until slightly browned. Remove to a shallow dish and snip with clean scissors until coarsely chopped.

  3. Increase barbecue temperature to medium-high. Arrange fish skin side down on greased grill; cook, with barbecue lid closed, 5 minutes, until skin is browned. Turn over; grill, with barbecue lid closed, 4 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.

  4. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water 8 to 10 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain well; return to pot. Stir in tomatoes, basil and any unused oil mixture. Divide salmon fillets and pasta among 4 dinner plates, sprinkling pasta with cheese.

Nutrients Per Serving

Per serving 660 calories, 30 g fat, 57 mg calcium, 607 mg sodium, 61.1 g carbohydrates, 5.2 g fibre, 36.5 g protein; excellent source of vitamin C and iron; good source of vitamin A; high fibre

Lemon Salmon with Grilled Tomato Pasta
Photo by Edward Pond
Food stylng by Marilyn Dunphy
Prop styling by Emily Vezér & Yuki Hayashi

One response to “Lemon Salmon with Grilled Tomato Pasta”

  1. Janet says:

    I would have to say that this is the recipe that I would try this summer. We love salmon and the grilled tomatoe Pasta looks and sounds wonderfully delicious!

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