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Salmon pasta

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One of our favorite dinners around here is salmon pasta, which is a recipe from D’s sister with a few modifications. There are no exact measurements but it’s a forgiving recipe – just trust your gut.

Salmon pasta:

You’ll need:
  • Salmon
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • White wine (optional)
  • Mushrooms (lots!)
  • Onion or shallots
  • One leek, chopped
  • Whipping or heavy cream
  • Vegetable or chicken stock
  • Pasta of your choice
  1. Turn oven on at 375F. In a baking dish, and olive oil and salmon.  Add some lemon juice, white wine (optional). salt, pepper and any type of seasoning you like (i.e. dill or maybe fennel).
  2. Bake in oven for about 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness. Do not overcook and the salmon can actually still be a little uncooked in the middle as it will sit for a while.  Cover with foil when out of oven (it will keep cooking).
  3. Meanwhile, put the water to boil for the pasta.
  4. In a frying pan, put some olive oil and butter.
  5. When melted, add one chopped shallot (or 1/4 of an onion) and cook 2-3 minutes. Do not let brown.
  6. Add the mushrooms (I like a combination of crimini, white and shitake) and cook until water has evaporated from the mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper and something like thyme, tarragon or oregano (at your choice!).
  7. Add about 1 cup of stock and bring to a boil. Add chopped leek. Let boil for 2 minutes.
  8. Add cream. The amount is really up to you, taste the sauce multiple times to adjust. You are going to want to let the sauce thickens – maybe 5 minutes.
  9. Once satisfied with the thickness, cut the salmon is bite size pieces and add to the warm sauce. Mix well and serve over pasta.
Depending on how much salmon/pasta you make, this dish can feed as many as you wish.  Trust me, it is going to be yummy!

Written by Kat

November 30, 2008 at 10:42 pm

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Hope everyone’s enjoying their weekend.  Been catching up on recent TV on this side.  Here’s a quick, albeit random, commentary:

Dexter

Amazing the crazy stuff going on this show.  The acting is great, and the storyline stays barely on the right side of believable but it does manage.  That they have pulled off a likable main character who does what he does, hah, that’s well done.  Should be interesting to see what goes down between Dexter and Miguel next.

Grey’s Anatomy

Continues to be the worst “medical show” I’ve watched.  Couldn’t they have done the same show, but in a real estate office instead?  Or maybe a law office?  At least then when they do all the wrong things we’d be less annoyed.  The Izzie and Deny thing?  Pretty far off the rocker isn’t it?  The thing is, I really liked Denie (yes, go ahead and call me girlie, but I did cry when he died).  But I’d rather believe some crazy story about him not really dying than this ghost/crazy thing, sigh.  Other than that, Sloan is showing a more likable side.

House

Still loving House, even during it’s less exciting episodes.  Last week’s episode with Foreman getting his own case to diagnose on the side was interesting.  The writer’s fun this season seems to be in throwing changes at House and seeing how he handles it.  Will he or won’t he decide to try dating Cuddy?  This show isn’t really about the medicine either, but it’s such a drastic contrast from Grey’s. You do get to hear an awful lot of disease names on this show – I’m a bit curious what real doctors think about the terms being thrown around.

Prison Break

This season started slow and then has gained momentum during the last weeks.  It’s been really good until the end of the last episode.  Nothing good can ever happen to these guys. Seriously, in four seasons there has been two “winning” moments on the show.  Each of these lasted about 5 minutes.  Gah.  It’s frustrating to watch them always in so much doo-doo.

Written by Kat

November 30, 2008 at 1:50 am

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