Friday, August 15, 2008

Splendid Seafood: Lemony Salmon Fettuccine

Hey Everyone! I am so sorry I haven't posted in a few days. Things have been a little hectic around here because my daughter will be going on a trip with my sister and BIL for a WEEK to the coast! So I'm getting her ready for that and for school when she returns, plus I'm still getting the house ready for sale! Its a crazy situation!

So I thought I would share an idea for a recipe that I love because its really yummy, maybe not so good for you, but better than normal fettuccine Alfredo, and its quick to make!

Lemony Salmon Fettuccine
Grocery List:
1 lb fettuccine pasta
2 cups frozen petite green peas
1 jar (16 oz) Alfredo sauce
8-oz piece fresh salmon fillet, sliced from skin in thin 2 x 1-in. pieces
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh dill
1 Tbsp freshly grated lemon zest
4 thin lemon wedges (optional)

How to make it:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring often, 7 minutes. Add peas; boil 5 to 6 minutes until pasta is firm-tender.

2. Meanwhile, stir Alfredo sauce in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat 3 minutes, or until simmering. Add salmon and, stirring gently with a rubber spatula, simmer 1 to 2 minutes until fish is opaque. Cover; remove from heat.

3. Remove 1/2 cup cooking water from pot. Drain pasta and peas; return to pot. Add sauce, reserved cooking water, dill and lemon zest. Gently turn with a rubber spatula to mix and coat.

4. Pour into a serving dish or large pasta bowl. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over pasta.

Nutritional Information:
(makes 6 servings)
13g fat
4g fiber
11 WW points


Kristin said...

ohhh yummy!!!! I can not wait to try this one..(I love this blog soo much)

Hollee said...

Love the blog - nice to find other Mommies that cook. I added your widget.

Even though we're mostly meat free, what I like to do is wait until Wild Salmon Season (I prefer the taste of it, and the ethics) and then buy a bunch. Then I freeze the fillets flesh to flesh (skin on the outside), wrap tightly, and freeze. I have salmon handy whenever I need it and if you're careful about how you freeze it, it tastes very close to fresh.

This would be an excellent thing to do with my frozen salmon.

Lara said...

That looks YUMMY! :)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I can smell and taste this through my laptop!!! I have to have this. Going to make this next week! Thanks!!


Mommy Doodles said...

that looks amazing! can't wait to read your posts.
I wish i was a gourmet, but i am one my way!


added your button to my site.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I'm going to put this on my menu next week. Sounds so fabulous!

I've posted some links back to your site on today's post on my blog! :-) Trying some of your dishes this week and can't wait!