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Lemon poached salmon with spaghetti

Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min



3 medium, 1 thinly sliced, 1 rind grated and juiced, 1 cut into wedges to serve.

Dried bay leaf

1 whole, dried


1 tsp


1 medium, thinly sliced, fronds reserved

Skinless salmon

480 g, (Buy 4x120g fillets)

Wholemeal pasta, dry

200 g, spaghetti

Olive oil

1 tbs


2 small, cut into ribbons

Baby spinach

5 cup(s)

Capers, rinsed, drained

1 tbs

Mixed salad leaves

100 g


  1. Fill a large saucepan with water. Thinly slice 1 lemon and add to pan with bay leaf, peppercorns and half the fennel fronds. Heat over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat until barely simmering and add salmon. Poach for 10 minutes or until salmon is just cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, transfer salmon to a plate and set aside to rest for 10 minutes. Discard poaching liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain. Return to pan.
  3. Heat oil in a medium non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook zucchini, turning, in 2 batches, for 2 minutes or until tender.
  4. Finely grate rind of remaining lemon and juice flesh. Add rind and juice to pasta with zucchini, spinach, capers, sliced fennel and remaining fennel fronds and gently toss to combine. Coarsely flake salmon and gently toss through pasta. Serve pasta with salad leaves and lemon wedges.


Tip: Use a vegetable peeler to slice the zucchini into thin ribbons.