Pasta with Pesto will always be my go to dish when it has to be filling, quick, a lot and delicious. I’m not sure what it is about this combination that everyone I know likes and that never gets boring. Al dente pasta and smooth pesto is perfect together for lazy summer evenings at home, when you don’t feel like staying in the kitchen longer than 20 minutes and when friends come to visit you spontaneously. Last Tuesday it was my neighbour, a girl who lives in the apartment below us and who happens to be from Hamburg, too. Since we met we became quite good friends and she would come up for dinner every now and then. It’s rare, but I love having friends who live in a pyjama distance from my home. You can have an early coffee together, you don’t need to transfer three times just to have a walk and you can always borrow milk and eggs. Small town feel in a big city.
We where three people to feed; I planed salmon with vegetables but we wouldn’t have enough for all of us so pesto pasta with salmon seamed to be a good choice. Luckily I also had some special pasta and pesto to finally try out, namely from Good Eggs.
Good Eggs is an amazing company that delivers farm fresh, quality products directly to your door and cares about the producers and customers alike. Offering great products from local farmers and foodmakers Good Eggs aims to grow and establish better local food systems. Currently they are available in the SF Bay Area, Brooklyn, New Orleans & LA. You can let Good Eggs deliver to your door or to a pick-up location near you, which is super convenient for me as my pick-up location is just next to my gym. Right, I’m exercising and thinking about the bag full of delicious stuff that’s waiting for me. They have some seriously great stuff from makers who know their products, who have a story to tell, who put a lots of effort and quality into every single package to provide us with something special, something locally grown or made. Other Brother Olive Oil, Salty Sweet cookies, Worthy Granola, Pasta Shop, Josey Baker – just to name few of my favorites. Good Eggs offers an easy platform and connection for them to share and for us to experience how food should really be. Plus you don’t have to go shopping if your day was stressful or relaxing time on the weekend is more important to you that running some groceries. Patrick was never a huge fan of grocery shopping and since his friends told him that they are regulars at GoodEggs.Com he found a way to avoid endless aisle strolling with me. For my first delivery I ordered some ham from Panther Ranch Company, eggs from Red Hills Farms, jam from Emmy’s, and gluten-free pasta and arugula pesto from The Pasta Shop. The last two were on our plates that evening. And I can tell you, the pasta was sooooo fresh and tasty, not dry as some gluten-free pasta tend to be. It needed only 1 minute to get warmed up.Honestly, it was by far some of the best pasta & pesto we have ever had. Topped with some salmon, parmesan and marinated tomatoes we couldn’t stopped eating until everything was gone.
I suggest, surprise your friends, invite them for a spontaneous after work dinner and have some fun conversation over a bowl full of pasta.
PESTO PASTA WITH SALMON
Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add 2 pieces of salmon with skin down and season with salt & paper. Cook for about 15 minutes. Let salmon cool down a bit and cut it into small pieces. In a pot bring salted water to boil. Add 2 packages of gluten-free pasta and cook according to the package. About 1 minute. Drain pasta, add it to a big bowl and toss with plenty of pesto. Add salmon, some parmesan cheese and marinated tomatoes and enjoy!
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