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 (Note: we usually just slice up a salmon fillet instead of eating the canned kind :)


* 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


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.


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}

Anonymous said...

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