Peter Blair's Pasta

8:13 AM


What better way to introduce a new food to your kids than with pasta and cheese?  Both of my kids enjoyed the playful pasta and “orange stuff”.  The peas added more color and rounded out the meal!  Another One Pot Wonder!  The adults are going to like it too because it’s very tasty.  I think Peter Blair should serve this at his next cocktail party.
I found this meal via www.epicurious.com.  My kids were chomping at the bit, so I was frantic when trying to find one more recipe for the week.  I stumbled upon Marge Perry’s “healthy” dish published in April’s Self.  It was categorized as “kid-friendly” and “quick and easy”.  I had no choice; the kids were raring to go!
I doctored it with some onions, garlic, olive oil and a little extra salt and pepper.   I also used much less salmon and lemon.  I think it turned out really well.  If the kids ate it, it MUST be good.  In the end I was very pleased with their reaction to salmon and my husband’s look of satisfaction.
What You Will Need:
½ lb Atlantic salmon fillet, deboned (already) - remove the skin when you get home (it should come right off with a little force)
½ lemon, reserve zest and juice
½ tsp dried dill
Salt and pepper
4 oz cream cheese
What You Already Have:
1 ½ C reduced-fat milk
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 T olive oil
8 oz bowtie pasta
10 oz frozen sweet peas
3 T flour
1 cookie sheet
1 large pot
1 small skillet
Small pot
Non-stick cooking spray
1)      Preheat broiler to LOW.
2)      Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
3)      Remove skin from salmon.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Transfer to cookie sheet.
4)      Broil for 6 minutes.  Remove and turn.  Broil for 6 minutes.  Remove and cool.

5)      Cook pasta.  Add peas during last 4 minutes of cooking time.  Drain and transfer back to pot.

6)      In small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion and garlic.  Cook until translucent.
7)      Whisk flour and milk over top medium heat.  Season with salt and pepper.  Whisk until thick and creamy.  Remove from heat.  Add dill, onion mixture, cheese and dash of salt and pepper. 

8)      Add ½ of cream to pasta.  (You may add more if you’d like to make creamier.)
9)      Break up salmon and add to pasta.
10)   Pour in lemon juice and zest.

11)   Mix and serve.

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9 comments

  1. Great looking recipe! My kid love pasta dishes and will eat any I put in front of them :)

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  3. OH YUMMY!!!! So hungry!!!

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  4. This looks fabulous! I make something similar as a staple, but this looks so much yummier! Throw a little corn in the mix and it would definitely be a favorite in this house! I will be trying this next week! Thanks for the great idea!!!
    Nena @ Naturally Nena

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  5. I can't wait to try this as well. I love one dish meals and we all love pasta! Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  6. That looks so good, I love the salmon addition, great idea. Have to add this one to my menus! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. This looks great - I'm always up for dishes that include salmon, even if I'm incredibly picky about where my salmon comes from! :) Thanks so much for linking this dish up to Friday Potluck!

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  8. What a lovely dish. Lemon, Dill, Salmon a great combination for a great dish. It looks fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

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