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My simple salmon pasta recipe – camping in style!

This tinned salmon pasta recipe was our kind of ‘outback gourmet’ on our trip around Oz. You don’t need a single fresh ingredient, and it still tastes delicious.

It is also a really quick recipe, the longest part is boiling the water and pasta.

Try this pasta with some home-made flat bread spread with garlic butter. Voilà – you'll have an Italian feast!

It’s as versatile as you make it.

You can use any kind of pasta, and substitute the salmon with any other protein you choose. You can use a small tin of salmon – or use half a big tin and save the rest for lunches the next day. Really, anything goes.

You’ll need:

  • Dried pasta
  • A tin of salmon, drained
  • Carton of long-life cream
  • ½ cup dehydrated peas
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese (fresh or dried)

Optional extras

  • Dried chives
  • Onion and garlic
  • Your last carrot or other veges, diced or grated

What to do...

1. Cook the pasta in a pot until al dente. When almost cooked, throw in dehydrated peas (and vege, if using) for a few minutes until they are soft. Drain pasta and veges and remove from pot.

2. Fry onion and garlic in a little olive oil for a minute (if using). Then turn off heat.

3. Put salmon in the pot and break it up.

4. Add cream and half the parmesan cheese, stir together.

5. Return pasta and veges to the pot. Stir well until combined.

6. Serve with remaining parmesan cheese.

Even the kids lick their lips with this one.

I’m a big fan of fresh ingredients. But, every time I cook this salmon pasta recipe I’m surprised how good it tastes even without the fresh stuff. Of course, I always throw in a grated zucchini or chopped carrot or some spinach if I have some. That just makes it taste even better.

If you don’t like salmon, try substituting with tuna or ham, or extra cheese. You’ll still get a delicious result!

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