Smoked Trout, Rocket & Broccoli Salad

Smoked Trout, Rocket & Broccoli Pasta

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: pasta, pesto, rocket, smoked trout, trout
Servings: 4
⁠Photograph by @michelleparkinphotography. Recipe by by @pesto_princess
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  • 1 head broccoli finely chopped
  • 1 jar Pesto Princess rocket & walnut pesto
  • 1 shallot or small onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 340 g tagliatelle or your favourite pasta
  • hard cheese
  • 2 packs smoked trout ribbons 80g each, 160g total
  • sald and black pepper


  • Blitz the broccoli, Pesto Princess Rocket Pesto and a few glugs of olive oil in a food processor until it has the texture of a thick, chunky pesto. Season to taste.
  • In a pan large enough to hold all the cooked pasta, sauté the onion in olive oil until soft. Add the lemon zest.⁠
  • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until cooked but still a little firm. Drain and reserve about 4 tablespoons of the cooking water.⁠
  • Place the hot pasta in the pan with the onion and lemon zest, and immediately top with the broccoli ‘pesto’ and lemon juice. Give it a good mix and add some of the reserved cooking water and olive oil to loosen the sauce if you think it needs it.⁠
  • Top with the trout ribbons, Parmesan and black pepper.⁠