Spicy Amalfi-Style Salmon with Saffron & ZENB Rotini


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 655g
Servings: 4

Calories: 650

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat14g18%
Saturated Fat2g10%
Dietary Fiber16g57%
Total Sugar13g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 184mg 15%
Iron 9mg 50%
Potassium 2039mg 45%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

Bring some extra spice and flavor into your pasta dinner with this Spicy Amalfi-Style Salmon with Saffron and ZENB Rotini. This recipe uses the unique spice Saffron, which adds a subtle honey-like floral aroma and a vibrant yellow-orange hue. This dish is perfect for salmon and pasta lovers looking for a low calorie, low fat, and good source of protein without sacrificing the taste appeal.


  • 12 ounces ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100%Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, cut into thin slivers
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1-2 red Fresno chiles, stemmed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 pound boneless salmon filet, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1 cup Italian parsley, coarsely chopped



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water in small bowl; add saffron. Drain.


Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, chiles, salt & pepper; cook 3-4 minutes stirring frequently until translucent. Add wine; cook 3-4 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.


Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes and saffron water. Bring mixture to a simmer; add salmon. Cook 1-2 minutes until opaque. Stir in pasta, zest, juice and parsley; mix gently 1-2 minutes until heated through.

Tasty Tips

Fresno chiles are small and fruity with a sharp kick of heat. They are usually available from summer through early fall. When they aren’t available, jalapeño peppers make a great substitute.

Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, is the hand-picked stamen of the purple crocus flower. A little saffron goes a long way, adding a subtle honey-like floral aroma and a vibrant yellow-orange hue. Blooming the threads in some liquid before adding to a dish draws the most out of the saffron.

Substitute firm white fish like halibut, cod, or fresh mussels for the salmon.

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