Abby Allen · Jul 13, 2020 · 3 min read
During these hot summer months in Florida, cooking for hours over a hot stove isn't exactly desirable. Beat the heat and save some time with this Blackened Snapper and Strawberry-Tomato & Summer Farfalle Pasta Salad meal, which actually equates to three recipes in one.
Right off the bat, some of you may be scratching your head - what is farfalle? Farfalle is the Italian word for butterfly, and is known by most as bowtie pasta. It can be found at most major grocery stores, but Rollin' Oats carries an organic and GMO-free brand, Kitchen of Love Cucina & Amore. As most of you already know, organic EVERYTHING is always my first choice, especially produce!
Not only does Rollin' Oats carry fabulous organic farfalle, but, they also stock all of the ingredients for this recipe, with the exception of the Snapper. The Snapper used for this recipe was caught in Florida & purchased from a local purveyor.
One of the best parts of this recipe? We have wine pairings! Wine expert Ken Smith has selected two beautiful wine options to pair with this recipe. The first is a Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé (my personal favorite with the dish), which boasts flavors of strawberry, wild cherries and lots of lemony brightness. The second, King Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018, possesses notes of lemon zest, white peach and juicy acidity.
How to Make the Best Blackened Snapper
Blackened Snapper with Strawberry-Tomato Salsa & Summer Farfalle Pasta Salad
- 4 8 ounce Snapper Filets Skin on, or off, whichever your prefer
- 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
- 2 tsp Paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 cup Strawberries Cut into small pieces
- 1 cup Grape Tomatoes Cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup Granny Smith Apple Cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
Summer Farfalle Pasta Salad
- 16 ounces Farfalle
- 1 Cucumber Sliced into thin rounds and then quartered
- 1 10 ounce bag Frozen Green Peas Cooked per package instructions and cooled
- 1 cup Fresh Dill Roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- Juice of 2 Lemons
- 3 garlic cloves Minced
- 2 tsp Salt Plus more, to taste
- 2 tbsp Fresh Basil Roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp black pepper
Farfalle Pasta Salad
- In a large bowl, combine lemon juice, 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill, 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil, minced garlic, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Drizzle in olive oil and whisk to emulsify. Add more salt to taste.
- When vinaigrette is emulsified, add in cooled and cooked farfalle, cucumber, peas and remaining dill. Toss to combine and salt as needed. Refrigerate pasta salad until ready to serve.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, salt to taste and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Combine paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne in a small bowl.
- Evenly coat fish on all sides with spice mixture and heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until oil begins to shimmer.
- Cook fish, skin side down, for 5-6 minutes until skin becomes crisp. Carefully flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- To serve, place one 8 ounce piece of blackened snapper on a plate, top with strawberry-tomato salsa and enjoy with a side of farfalle pasta salad.