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Salmon and Broccoli Penne

Salmon and broccoli penne pasta

Salmon is rich in omega 3 fats, which can help to protect the body cells against the damage caused by strenuous exercise. Broccoli provides vitamin C and other antioxidants that also protects against this type of damage. 

Serves 4

200g penne pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1 bunch of spring onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Grated rind of half a lemon
1 vegetable stock gel
250g broccoli, cut into small florets
200g baby spinach leaves
200g salmon
1 tbsp flaked almonds
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Loosely wrap the salmon fillets in foil, place on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water and add the stock gel, cook according to the packet instructions. Add the broccoli florets for the last 5 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large pan and add the spring onions, garlic and lemon rind and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the pasta and broccoli and add to the pan and stir through. Add the spinach leaves and allow to wilt into the mixture.

Transfer onto a serving plate. Remove the skin from the salmon and flake onto the pasta mixture. Sprinkle on the almonds and serve with the lemon wedges.

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