Favorite meal of Clark Hornbaker, our head of grape growing at Eden Hill. Linda, his wife, made the recipe and cooks it for him as much as possible!
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour
A Little TLC After a Hard Days Work in the Vineyard
“The best meals are the ones made by those who love you”Linda Hornbaker, Master Gardener and Head Chef for Eden Hill
Farming is more than just manual labor. It takes everything you’ve got. Mind, body and several new pairs of boots a year. While growing wine grapes has its romantic moments, the day is mostly filled with banged up knees, torn hands, a burning sun that won’t set, and that nest of fire ants that jumped in for a ride.
Every now and then, when our farmer, Clark, has had an especially tough day, he craves the opposite for dinner. Something delicate, flavorful, and tender. You can call it “TLC in a bowl” if you will.
Linda, Eden Hill’s Head Chef and Master Gardener, knew just what Clark needed. She created her Salmon Pasta recipe from scratch, aiming for a filling yet tender meal. She got it right the first time.
The next time you’ve had a hard day’s work, we recommend Linda’s Salmon Pasta. It never hurts to try a little tenderness.
2 pounds skinless salmon filets
1/2 lemon, squeezed
Montreal Chicken Seasoning
1 tablespoon of capers
2 chopped ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons prepared Good Seasons Italian salad dressing
1 box thin spaghetti pasta for 4
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
Salt & pepper
- Heat oven to 400°F
- Pat filets dry
- Heat oil & butter in a heatproof Pyrex dish or broiler pan
- Dip the top of the filets in oil in the pan, turn, and season with chicken seasoning and dill
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Bake for 20 minutes, watching often
- Cook noodles until done, drain & rinse in warm water, and put back in pan
- Chop tomatoes, add basil and 2 tablespoons of salad dressing and capers, and keep warm in the pasta pan.
- When the fish is slightly browned, put it under the broiler for 10 minutes, watch carefully
- Place a nest of noodle mixture on plate and top with salmon
Linda suggests pairing these wines with her Salmon Pasta.