This is a Japanese inspired kind of pasta where miso paste is added. Although miso paste is rather salty on its own, this pasta dish is not as salty or miso-ey ( hehe) as what we imagine. The miso paste is added to a creamy base making it just a tad salty and flavourful, making it almost like a mystery ingredient that has been added in. It is tasty and easy to prepare, you can use chicken fillets instead of salmon and you can also add in asparagus as what Honey Bee did.
It is World Pasta Day on this Oct25 and i am sending this dish over to Louise of Months of Edible Celebrations where she is hosting a Pasta Party at her blog to celebrate the event and Louise is also giving away cookbooks! Woohoo! i will see if i can be one of those lucky winners..
Also linking this post to Little Thumbs Up Event organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY with the theme this month, " SOY" hosted by Mich of Piece of Cake
Recipe ( Honey Bee Sweets ) with some changes
serves 2 or 3
200gm fettucine or spaghetti
1 fillet of salmon
1/2 tbsp of olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced
3 brown mushrooms, sliced or chopped into small pieces
1 tbsp miso paste
200ml dairy cream
Pepper and salt to taste
1. In a pan, pan fry the salmon with some olive oil till they are cooked. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Reserve a bowl of cooked pasta water. If you are using spaghetti, you may want to cook it later as we dont want the cooked pasta to sit on a bowl for too long. Reserve a bowl of cooked pasta water. When the fillet is cooked, removed to a plate , let cool for several minutes then flake the fillet, removing the skin and bones.
2. Using the same pan, saute the mushrooms till they are cooked. Pour the excess oil to a bowl and add the cream to the pan. Stir in the miso paste with a whisk and let it simmer for about 2-3 mins, stirring occasionally. Taste, and see if more miso or salt is needed.
3. Add the salmon flakes and toss in the pasta to the creamy miso sauce. If you find that the pasta is a little dry and sticks, pour in the reserved pasta water to loosen them before tossing them into the sauce. Divide the pasta into servings and sprinkle with some green onions.