spaghetti with salmon and basil

Just one of those infinite variations….this is a summer one too.

While spaghetti is boiling:

Prepare and combine gently in olive oil slivered and seeded small tomatoes, garlic, shallots. Add a small tin of salmon with its liquid. Throw in basil that has been washed and torn into smaller pieces, mix.

Basil now or later? The jury's out.
Basil now or later? The jury’s out.

I like to keep this sort of dish fairly wet and spoon the spaghetti into it when it is still a little too hard, let it soak in those lovely tomatoey, garlicy, shalloty, fishy, oily juices. Stir for a few minutes while this is happening. It may be better to put in the basil right at the very end. I remain undecided.

Keep stirring to make sure the spaghetti cooks evenly since it is a little undercooked at this point.
Keep stirring to make sure the spaghetti cooks evenly since it is a little undercooked at this point.

Serve with optional parmesan.

Salmon and basil are a happy union.
Salmon and basil are a happy union.
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