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Atlantic salmon lightly poached in lime juice and fresh basil, served on a bed of freshly cooked pasta spirals. An ideal recipe when cooking for one - the hardest way to cook!
Cook the pasta according to the manufacturer's instructions, adding salt to taste.
While the pasta is cooking:
Cut the salmon into bite-sized pieces - about 1 cm x 2 cm
Roughly chop the basil leaves
Prepare the lime juice
Heat the oil in a small saucepan and add the salmon, basil and lime juice and 125 ml of cold water. Poach the salmon pieces, stirring gently until cooked.
Mix 50 ml cold water with the cornflour to make a paste.
Bring the salmon mix to the boil and add the paste a little at a time, stirring constantly until the sauce is thick.
Turn down the heat and stir while cooking for 1 minute, then remove from the heat.
Drain the pasta spirals and spread on the bottom of a pasta bowl or dinner plate, then spread the salmon and sauce over.
Lightly sprinkle with freshly ground rock salt and black pepper to taste.
Enjoy your dinner for one!
This dish could be made with almost any flaky fish. Substitute lemon juice, if preferred. Salmon portion could be fresh or frozen.
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