Regal Smoked Salmon, Lemon and Sourdough Pasta Bake
- 400g Regal Marlborough King Salmon Wood Roasted
- 40g butter
- 4 tablespoons plain flour
- 550mls milk
- 250mls cream
- 1 lemon, Zest
- 100g cheddar, mild
- 30g parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups peas, frozen, defrosted
- 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
- 500g rigatoni pasta
- 2 large slices of sourdough, crusts removed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic cloves, minced
Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
Melt butter in a large heavy based saucepan over a medium heat. Add the flour and stir to combined, cook for 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk and cream, whisking as you go, until a smooth sauce forms. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring continuously until sauce has thickened. Add the lemon zest, mild cheddar, 20g of the parmesan cheese, cracked pepper and sea salt and stir until combined. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the rigatoni for 6-9 minutes or until al dente.
In a large casserole dish, combine the roux, peas, chives and pasta.
Break the Regal salmon into generous chunks and discard of the skin. Add the salmon to the casserole dish and gently fold through.
In a food processor, blitz sourdough into a rough crumb. In a bowl, toss together the crumbs, olive oil and minced garlic. Scatter over pasta bake
Top pasta bake with remaining parmesan cheese and sourdough crumbs and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.