Pan Fried Salmon and Spaghetti with Lemon Cream Sauce ( Gluten-Free )

Salmon and spaghetti in a creamy lemon sauce with green veg – easy, healthy and really really tasty!

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 30 mins


  • 340 g dried spaghetti (use gluten free spaghetti if required)
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3 boneless salmon fillets
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp white wine optional
  • 5 tbsp double/heavy cream
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 85 g sugar snap peas, roughly chopped (or snow peas)
  • 1 small courgette/zucchini spiralized or cut into thin strips
  • Juice of half a lemon

To Serve:

  • 2 tbsp Grated parmesan or Grana Padano
  • pinch Black pepper
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon Wedges


  1. Place the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling water and simmer for 10-13 minutes – until cooked to your liking. Note – you’ll be adding the sugar snap peas and courgette to the spaghetti for the last minute of cooking.
  2. Whilst the spaghetti is cooking, heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan (Note 1)).
  3. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on the salmon fillets and place in the frying pan skin side down. Cook for 3 minutes, until the skin is crispy. Turn the salmon over and add the onions to the pan. Cook the salmon and onions for a further 3 minutes, until the onions start to soften.
  4. Take the salmon out of the pan and place on a chopping board.
  5. Add the garlic to the onions and cook for a minute whilst stirring. Add the wine and let it bubble for a minute, then add in the cream. Heat through slowly.
  6. Whilst the cream is heating through, remove the skin from the salmon, and break the salmon into rough chunks (don’t worry if it’s not quite cooked at this point as it’s going back in the pan). Add the salmon back into the pan with the cream. Also, add the lemon zest.
  7. By now the spaghetti should be almost ready. Add the sugar snap peas and spiralized courgette in with the spaghetti for the last minute of cooking.
  8. Drain the pasta, reserving about half a cup of the cooking water. Add the spaghetti, sugar snaps and courgette to the frying pan and toss through along with a good splash of the spaghetti water (Note 2) and the lemon juice.
  9. Divide between four bowls and top with grated parmesan, freshly ground black pepper and a little bit of lemon zest. Serve with lemon wedges.

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