Rocket And Salmon Puttanesca: Valentine’s Day

Recipe courtesy of Leafy Salad.

Rocket And Salmon Puttanesca.

Are you looking for Valentine’s Day recipes?

Fancy making this Rocket and Salmon Puttanesca for your main meal?

Treat your sweetheart to this impressive pasta dish. The addition of salmon to this classic tomato sauce gives the recipe an interesting and delicious twist.

How tasty!!

Rocket And Salmon Puttanesca
Rocket And Salmon Puttanesca

How To Make Rocket And Salmon Puttanesca:

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 50g black olives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 200ml passata
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 200g spaghetti
  • 1 bag rocket

What To Do:

  1. Fill a kettle with water and bring to the boil.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently cook the garlic, just when it starts to become golden, add the chilli, olives and capers cook for 1 minute then add the passata and stir.
  3. Pour the boiling water into a large saucepan and cook the pasta according to the pack instructions.
  4. Lay the salmon fillets on top of the sauce, season with pepper and cover tightly with foil. Leave to gently bubble and steam for 8-10 minutes.
  5. When the salmon is cooked, carefully lift out of the pan and set aside on a warm plate. When the pasta is cooked drain and return to the pan, add the rocket, along with the sauce. Stir well so it’s totally coated and the rocket is wilted. Taste to check the seasoning.
  6. Divide the pasta between 2 plates, flake the salmon over the top and serve.
Rocket And Salmon Puttanesca
Rocket And Salmon Puttanesca

Salad Used: Rocket

Recipe courtesy of Leafy Salad.

Do you like the sound of this Rocket And Salmon Puttanesca recipe?

Fancy making one for Valentine’s Day?

Are you looking for more Valentines Day recipes or tips?

Check out these other posts: Valentines Day.

Also, do not forget to stop by over the next few days as I have a few more Valentine’s Day recipes to share with you.

Claire Justine
Claire Justine

Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.

Find me on: Web | Instagram | Facebook


  1. April J Harris
    3 February 2018 / 17:28

    This gorgeous pasta dish looks right up my street, Claire! It's fresh, colourful, healthy and tasty too! Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later and pinning too. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

  2. Julie's Creative Lifestyle
    30 January 2018 / 18:48

    this looks so delicious Claire. Thanks for sharing this recipe at C&C with J&J.

  3. Culinary Envy
    29 January 2018 / 16:25

    This looks amazing! I had to look up rocket for those of us across the pond….I will have to try arugula instead maybe?

  4. Judee Algazi
    29 January 2018 / 13:14

    What an interesting recipe and another way to make salamon