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Creamy Rasta Pasta with Jerk Salmon

Creamy pasta with peppers, onions, and garlic tossed in a spicy coconut cream sauce topped with jerk salmon.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author natasha

Equipment

  • VS3182
  • FoodSaver Meal Prep Bags

Ingredients

For Salmon

  • 4 salmon filets 3-4 oz each
  • 1 tsp of Brown Girl Spice Caribbean Jerk
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • Fresh chopped parsley and parmesan cheese to serve

For Pasta

  • 1 lb of rigatoni pasta
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese plus more to serve
  • 1 tbsp of Walkerswood jerk seasoning
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of white sugar *optional
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 sprig of scallion chopped
  • 1 small shallot chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced

Instructions


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions for al dente, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta water for sauce if needed.
  • For Salmon
  • Pat salmon dry and drizzle with olive oil and Brown Girl Spice Caribbean Jerk seasoning
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat olive oil and butter on medium heat
  • Add salmon, flesh side down, and sear for 5 minutes, then flip to skin and sear for another 5 minutes
  • Remove salmon from pan and set aside
  • Remove oil from the pan and wipe clean
  • For Sauce
  • Drizzle olive oil and add bell peppers, shallot, and scallion and saute for 5 minutes until fragrant and soft
  • Add Walkerswood jerk marinade with garlic and stir for another minute to incorporate into veggies
  • Add coconut milk and heavy cream and bring to a slight simmer
  • Season with spice blend and add cheese
  • Add sugar *optional
  • Allow sauce to simmer for 5 minutes then turn off heat
  • Add cooked pasta to sauce a little at a time stirring to incorporate the sauce evenly
  • Allow pasta to marry the sauce for at least 5 minutes before serving (add pasta water here if the sauce is too thick or needs to be stretched to accommodate pasta)
  • To serve
  • Assemble pasta at the bottom of the plate and then top with salmon
  • Add fresh parsley and more parmesan cheese to taste