Thursday, February 27, 2014

Weight Loss: Pasta w/ Salmon & Tomatoes



I cut this recipe out of Prevention Magazine about 20 years ago while waiting in a dentist's office.
Go figure, you have to get your teeth cleaned to find such a great recipe.

The title of the article was "Weight Loss".
Well, I haven't lost any weight after eating this dish, but it is simple, healthy and FANTASTIC!

I used to make this with freshly bought salmon, however, I had cooked salmon leftover from dinner and decided this was the perfect recipe for the leftover fish instead.

It may sound like a strange combination, but it works. It's delicious.

Try it, you'll like it.

Pasta with Salmon & Tomatoes:

4 oz. of pasta (I like farfalle)
1 tbsp capers
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3/4 lb. of fresh salmon filet, cut into chunks (or cooked leftover salmon)
1 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/2-3/4 cup of dry white wine (I use Pinot Grigio)
fresh arugula or basil leaves

Start the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce.


In a large, deep skillet, heat the garlic and tomatoes in olive oil for one minute only, just until fragrant.

Add in the white wine on high heat and cook this sauce for 5 minutes.

If using fresh salmon, place the pieces of salmon in the sauce and cook for 4 minutes.
If using leftover salmon, then add in with the pasta at the end.

Drain the pasta and add to the skillet. Mix the pasta, salmon and sauce until coated.

Toss in fresh arugula or basil leaves at the last second.


Serve immediately.

I feel thinner already!

Enjoy.

6 comments:

sixty-five said...

Maybe abhorrent to some, but I bet good quality canned salmon would work here in a pinch. Love your blog!

Susan Murphy said...

BOY! that looks Good!!!

Allison @ Type A Kitchen said...

Boom. Just added to next week's menu. Thank you!!

Natalia B said...

Love salmon recipes - thank you!

Debby in Tacoma said...

I cannot wait to try this...maybe tonight. I love salmon and pasta.

art vitamins said...

I made this last night. It was flavorful but a little dry. Maybe I'd add a little more olive oil at the end. Overall so easy and a good weeknight dinner. Thanks!