Have you ever tried a wonderpot recipe? The technique, which actually requires no technique at all is simple: you throw all your ingredients in a pot and they cook together. I have seen a few pasta wonderpot recipes popping up here and there and I was intrigued enough to gave it a try. So I played around with the concept and here’s what I came up with: Creamy One-Pot Linguine with Salmon and Leeks.
I called it a one-pot and not a wonderpot, just for the reason that the recipe requires a few steps and not one, but you still get all the benefits of having all the ingredients cooking together in one single pot, which makes it easy for a busy weeknight meal! Hope you’ll give it a try.
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots, diced
2 leeks, cleaned and cut in thin rounds
3 scallions, green and white parts thinly sliced
3 sprigs fresh thyme
a pinch of red pepper flakes
1/4 cup white wine (optional)
1 lemon, zested
3 3/4 cup water + 1 or 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or stock)
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 salmon fillets
32 ounces of linguine
In a large pot, heat the butter and the olive oil.
Add the shallots, leeks and scallions and saute until the vegetables start to soften a bit.
Add the thyme, the red pepper flakes (to taste) and lemon zest.
Mix in the wine and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.
Add the water (or stock), heavy cream, salmon and pasta and bring to a boil.
Reduce it to low and cook, stirring often, until the pasta is tender and the salmon cooked through.