Garlic Peppercorn Salmon Scampi

with garlic cream gemelli and broccolini

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Fish, Wheat, Soy

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This salmon has a lovely crust thanks to a garlic peppercorn rub that adds both flavor and texture; what else do you need besides that? How about a creamy pasta on the side with fresh broccolini, cheesy and garlicky good. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Base
  • 4 oz. Broccolini
  • Info
    2 tsp. Roasted Garlic Peppercorn Rub
  • Info
    6 oz. Gemelli Pasta
  • Info
    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt
  • Info
    12 oz. Salmon Fillets

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    894
  • Carbohydrates
    72g
  • Fat
    45g
  • Protein
    50g
  • Sodium
    1612mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using wild-caught salmon fillets, follow same instructions as salmon in Step 3, placing in hot pan skin side up and cooking until salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 3-5 minutes per side.

  • If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as salmon in Step 3, cooking until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 12-13 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean. While pasta cooks, roast broccolini.

  2. 2

    Roast the Broccolini

    Trim bottom end from broccolini and cut into 2" lengths. Place broccolini on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into broccolini. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until tender and lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. While broccolini roasts, prepare remaining ingredients.

  3. 3

    Prepare Remaining Ingredients and Cook Salmon

    Mince garlic. Pat salmon dry, and season flesh side with seasoning rub. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add salmon, skin side up, to hot pan and cook until golden brown and salmon reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side. Don't worry if salmon looks burnt; as it cooks, the rub will naturally blacken. Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add garlic to hot pot and cook until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Add ⅓ cup pasta cooking water, cream cheese, mirepoix base, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, stirring until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Once boiling, stir in pasta, broccolini, and garlic salt until combined. If too thick, add additional pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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