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Cooking on a Budget on LMFM Radio-Smoked Salmon & Broccoli Spaghetti with Chilli, Basil &  Parmesan

Aug 16, 2023

 In the first of our new Cooking on a Budget Series on LMFM Radio, I am making this pocket friendly dish. 

(Serves 4)


300g Spaghetti

1 head of Broccoli, cut into florets

2 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped

A pinch of dried Chilli Flakes

Lemon Juice


About 50g Parmesan, grated


Olive Oil- a couple of glugs

A handful of fresh Basil leaves.

300g Smoked Salmon


Place the pasta into a large pan and add boiling water to cover generously. Add a pinch of salt. When the pasta is about 3 minutes away from finishing cooking, add the broccoli to the water. Drain when cooked-making sure the pasta and broccoli are al dente. Try to keep a couple of tablespoons of the pasta water.

In the meantime, place the oil into a large, wide pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic to the pan, along with the chilli flakes and another drop of oil if necessary. Allow to infuse gently while the pasta and broccoli are cooking.

Toss the pasta and broccoli into the pan and the smoked salmon. Add a couple of tablespoons of the pasta water and squeeze the lemon juice over and finish with the parmesan cheese and basil. Lovely served with a green salad and some crusty bread.



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