Pasta Recipes with Asparagus

If your family like pasta recipes then those that include asparagus are going to be a winner. I was inspired to get this page started when my daughter asked for her meal tonight. She is busy studying for exams and wanted food NOW! The first recipe on this page is what she got.....

This is a really good quick meal as apart from having a few stalks of asparagus in the fridge I would have all these ingredients to hand most of the time.

substitute ingredients to suit what you have in the cupboard, salmon could be replaced with bacon or tuna or corned beef or....


A few spears of asparagus

Some tinned sweetcorn

1 small piece of frozen salmon (you may not keep this in your freezer but it is very handy for a quick meal like this)

Fusili Pasta (or any other type - quantity to suit your teenager's appetite!)

1 egg

salt & pepper


  1. Get the salmon out of the freezer and put it in a large frying pan with a little olive oil or butter on low.
  2. Put the pasta on to cook (follow the instructions on the pack)
  3. Snap the ends off the asparagus and chop into pieces about an inch long. Cut any thick chunks in half lengthwise.
  4. When the salmon is nearly cooked add the asparagus to the pan and toss occassionaly. Don't worry if the salmon breaks up - you want it broken up!
  5. Break up the salmon and add the sweetcorn (and nuts if you've got some, see below).
  6. Fry for another minute or so.
  7. By now the pasta is probably cooked. Drain it and add it to the frying pan. Try to judge just the amount that will be eaten so you don't waste the salmon and asparagus part on unused pasta.
  8. Toss together for a moment then break an egg into the pan, add a little salt and pepper and stir continuously until the egg is cooked.
  9. Serve up on a plate and cringe if you teenager adds tomato ketchup!!!

I forgot to pop some nuts in today, adding a few pine nuts or cashew nuts always goes down well.

Cooking Time: 12mins  
Prep Time:        5mins
Serves:              1 hungry teenager!

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