Friday, February 5, 2010

Salmon Pesto Pasta -- new recipe review

As you know, I've been trying to incorporate more seafood into my diet (even though I spent my first 26 years refusing it,ha, ha :) Salmon seems to be the only winner in my book so far. I liked this recipe because it was super easy and the strong pesto and parmesan flavor covered up most of the "fishy" flavor. My husband liked it just fine, so I will probably add it to my dinner list. I got it from AllRecipes.com. (Note: we usually just slice up a salmon fillet instead of eating the canned kind :)


Ingredients

* 1 (8 ounce) package uncooked spaghetti
* 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 cup chopped sweet onions
* 3 green onions, finely chopped
* 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
* 2 (6 ounce) cans salmon, drained and flaked
* 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, green onions, and pesto. Cook until tender. Mix in salmon, and cook until heated through. Stir in 1/2 the Parmesan cheese, and continue cooking 5 minutes. Toss with the cooked pasta, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese to serve.

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

Have you tried swordfish? My husband does not care for seafood usually, but he likes this fish. It is a steakier fish, like salmon and mild in flavor. I really like to marinate it at least overnight and then skewer it and BBQ it - delicious! Haddock is also mild. It is a more tender, flakier fish. Haddock is good in a haddock parmigiana - make it exactly as you would chicken. You would probably not mind the flavor at all covered up with a marinara sauce and cheese. {grin}

comfycook said...

I must print this up. It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it.