Thursday, December 10, 2009

Salmon and Herb Penne

This is one of my absolute favorite dishes!  It is so quick and easy to make, but still tastes like a delicious, luxurious meal!  And it’s healthy too!!


1 12 oz box of whole wheat penne pasta
2 cups of grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
12 oz can or jar of artichokes, drained (alternatively, you can use the marinated ones but don't drain them -- just be sure you boil off most of the liquid)
6 cloves of garlic, minced or crushed
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of white wine (any dry white or cooking wine, like Sherry or Marsala)
14 oz canned salmon
2 Tbsp basil
1 Tbsp oregano


1. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. No need to add salt or oil or anything.  When it's done, drain and set aside.

2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add the onion, artichokes, and garlic.  Cook until the onion starts to become transparent.

3. Next add the salmon, wine, basil and oregano.  Cook for another five minutes or so.  The fish is already cooked, so it's not critical that you cook it for very long.  You're just getting the flavors nice and mixed together.

4. I add the tomatoes last because I like my tomatoes more fresh than cooked.  Cook for another few minutes until it looks done to you.  Combine with the pasta and you're done!  See, wasn't that easy?

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