Thursday, April 22, 2010

Low-Fat Salmon Pasta Dish

Grace and I decided to try something with salmon together and a pasta with cream sauce was on our minds. We went to the market together and headed right up to the sashimi counter and asked for salmon- well, only after calling a friend and figuring out it's name in Chinese we were able to order up a chunk. We bought wide noodles and for color we bought 3 red tomatoes, a yellow pepper and green scallions.

The cook the salmon, we rinsed it, brushed it with lemon juice and sprinkled salt and pepper on it. We laid it in a hot frying pan with a bit of olive oil in it and placed the lid on it for about 5 minutes before flipping it. We only flipped it once. It was delicious for a first time endeavor with salmon!

This is a low-fat recipe because we used milk instead of cream, only a little butter for flavor and 1/2 the white wine. Here's the recipe-

Low-Fat Pasta with Salmon
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups milk
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt & freshly ground black pepper
flour and/or cornstarch to thicken the sauce*

Bring the white wine to a boil and reduce to medium heat. Add the chicken stock and reduce to low for five minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups milk. With the other 1/2 cup milk, add 1/4 flour and stir. Using a whisk, mix into the wine sauce. Stir until it's the thickness you desire. It will thicken as it sits off the heat as well, Season with salt and pepper.
*Just keep in mind that if you're going to thicken with flour, use COLD milk. If you prefer cornstarch mix in HOT water or chicken broth.

Our finished product!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Juliana, Looks delish. We love salmon at our house too and I usually season it very lightly as well so that you can still taste the salmon.