Lemon Pasta Puttanesca with Salmon

Making your grocery list for the week ahead? Make sure to add this to the menu! Simply awesome. A fantastic depth of flavor yet fresh and light. Easily addicting and crowd pleasing! Substitute gluten free pasta for an entirely gluten free dish.⁣ So, so good.

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Lemon Pasta Puttanesca with Salmon

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Gluten Free, Under 30 Minutes, Weeknight Meals
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Denise


  • 12 oz bucatini or spaghetti substitute gluten free pasta if desired⁣
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 stick⁣
  • 1 shallot diced ⁣
  • 6 cloves garlic diced ⁣
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes ⁣
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt divided ⁣
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper divided ⁣
  • 1/4 cup capers drained and roughly chopped⁣
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives drained and roughly chopped⁣
  • 6 Tbsp lemon juice divided ⁣
  • 4 – 4 oz salmon filets ⁣
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil plus extra for finishing ⁣
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus extra for finishing ⁣
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley stems removed and finely chopped ⁣
  • Lemon zest garnish⁣


  • Preheat oven to broil.⁣
  • Fill a large stockpot with salted water and bring to a boil. While stove and oven are heating up, prepare sauce.⁣
  • In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add shallots and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp kosher salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes or until garlic is fragrant. Add capers, olives and 4 Tbsp lemon juice. Turn heat down to medium low heat and cook until rest pasta is done.⁣
  • Add spaghetti to boiling water. Stir noodles to prevent from sticking. Cook 9-10 minutes or until al dente.⁣
  • Lay salmon filets on a large baking sheet covered with foil. Drizzle salmon with olive oil, remaining 2 Tbsp lemon juice and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Broil for 6 minutes or until golden on the outside. Set aside when cooked. ⁣
  • Drain pasta. Add Parmesan cheese, parsley and drained pasta to sauce and lightly toss to combine. Salmon can be served as a filet on top of each serving of pasta or gently mixed into pasta in smaller pieces.⁣
  • Garnish with drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest and Parmesan cheese.⁣
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