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Buttery Pasta With Salmon and Leeks


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  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound skinless salmon fillet
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • chives, chopped


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.
2. Meanwhile, season salmon with ¾ teaspoon kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Cook in 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes per side; remove and flake. Add the leeks to the skillet and cook until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
3. Toss the spaghetti with the salmon, leeks, remaining butter, and chives.

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