Thursday, October 15, 2009

Creamy Pea and Salmon Spaghetti

What do you make when you've only got about 10 - minutes to whip something up? The answer is usually pasta, and this is one of the quickest ones I know of. Granted, it's nothing spectacular, but it's simple and tasty. And let's face it, on most weeknights, that's all you want.

Creamy Pea and Salmon Spaghetti
Serves 4

250g dried spaghetti
2 cups fresh/frozen peas
400g tinned salmon
100g pickled cucumber
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp dried dill
1 tbsp olive oil

1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, add spaghetti and cook 7 - 10 minutes, or until al dente.
2. In a seperate pan, cook the peas for about 4 minutes few minutes, then add salmon, dill pickles, buttermilk and yoghurt. Stir gently to combine, add dill and season with salt & pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes over low heat to allow the flavours to mingle.
3. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Drizzle with olive oil and then toss with salmon and peas. Add reserved water to loosen. Serve immediately.

Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 382.6 , Total fat 11.8 g, Saturated fat 2.7 g, Polyunsaturated fat 2.7 g, Monounsaturated fat 4.6 g, Cholesterol 58.7 mg, Sodium 519.9 mg, Potassium 629.1 mg, Total carbohydrate 36.0 g, Dietary fiber 4.4 g, Sugars 9.1 g, Protein 32.0 g
Good source of: Vitamin B12 79.1 %, Selenium 71.1 %, Phosphorus 51.5 %, Niacin 44.5 %, Calcium 35.1 %, Vitamin A 32.4 %, Riboflavin 26.9 %, Folate 26.0 %


nina on October 15, 2009 4:54 pm said...

I see nothing wrong with this is healthy, easy and fast. Just what I need right now!!

Marisa on October 15, 2009 8:10 pm said...

Thanks Nina. Sometimes simplest is best.

Homemade Heaven on October 16, 2009 8:47 am said...

I wish I had seen this before I made supper last night, I had no time and nothing in the fridge, I could have made this and it would have been much better.

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