All posts tagged: salmon lemon and pea pasta

Twelve dinners for a fiver – on ITV This Morning!

So I was on ITV this morning as part of their cookery segment, wait, I was their cookery segment! Showing how to create three main meals to feed a family of four, for under a fiver. So if you’re still waiting for payday, in this long stretch between Christmas and now, I’m here to help! (Vegan options to follow – bear with me – I’m typing this in a crowded green room with half an hour to go before I’m on air!) For the Creamy Chicken Dinner, 48p per head, click here For the Fruit And Veg Curry, 54p per head, click here For the Salmon, Lemon and Pea Pasta, 21p per head, click here I’ll be uploading the full video to my YouTube Channel later today (as long as ITV let me have the footage, haha, I have asked really nicely!) and you can subscribe to that here to make sure you don’t miss it! And finally – so so so many of you get in touch to ask me why I don’t have …

Salmon, Lemon and Pea Pasta, 22p [ITV]

This recipe was adapted from the Creamy Salmon Pasta in A Girl Called Jack – I’ve simplified the cooking method a bit and added a generous fistful of frozen peas to make it even healthier. Serves 4 from 21p per head. Prices calculated at major supermarkets and correct at time of writing. 300g spaghetti, 12p (20p/500g, Asda) 150g salmon paste, 54p (27p/75g jar, Stockwell at Tesco) 60ml milk, 3p (52p/1l UHT, Asda) 200g frozen peas, 14p (68p/1kg, Asda) Lemon juice, 3p, and plenty of black pepper, <1p Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil, and add the pasta. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the peas halfway through to defrost and cook so they’re lovely and tender. While the pasta and peas cook, grab a small bowl, and beat together the salmon paste, milk and lemon juice. Season generously with black pepper. When the pasta is cooked, remove from the heat and drain. Tip the pasta into the pan and coat with the sauce, and …