Penne Salmon Bake
recipe from Lisa@ The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
1 pound penne
1 to 1 ½ pounds salmon fillet
1 ½ tablespoons honey (or enough to cover your salmon)
2 cups half and half
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400. Place a piece of parchment on a baking sheet and lay the salmon on it. Pour the honey over the salmon and spread to coat the entire surface. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily. Don’t overcook! Set aside until cool enough to handle. Flake into pieces with a fork. Turn the oven up to 425.

Grease a 2-quart baking dish. Cook the penne in boiling salted water until it is al dente, drain and return to the pot. Toss with one tablespoon of butter and set aside.

In a saucepan whisk together the half and half, remaining butter, cheese and nutmeg over medium heat until the sauce thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour the sauce over the penne, add parsley and salmon and mix gently. I sprinkled a small amount of Parmesan over the top before baking too.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until piping hot.