Friday, August 17, 2007
Cousin Arlene's Salmon Pasta with Peas, Mint & Feta
Cousin Arlene's Pasta with Salmon, Peas, Mint and Feta
Makes 4 (generous 1-½ cup) servings.
1 lb salmon fillet (about 1 inch thick), skin removed
8 oz whole wheat pasta
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1/3 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh mint, plus mint leaves for garnish
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
1. Heat the broiler. Cover a broiler pan with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Broil salmon until opaque, about 10 minutes. Remove salmon from broiler and transfer to a large bowl. When cool enough to handle, cut into bite-size pieces.
2. While salmon is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions, adding peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve ¼ cup of pasta cooking water, drain pasta and peas and transfer to bowl with salmon.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together feta, mint, lemon juice, salt and reserved ¼ cup pasta cooking water to make a sauce. Pour sauce over pasta and salmon and toss gently to coat. Serve warm.
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