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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spaghetti with lemon, capers, basil, spinach, garlic from food netowrk

Well , hubby came home from visiting gram at the nursing home and he saw this recipe so we tried it and really loved it. We made some alterations and I will note this for me at the bottom

The above pic is how we did ours!

This was from Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

1/2 pound whole-wheat spaghetti pasta (can use spaghettis squash noodles)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 (4-ounce) pieces salmon
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons capers
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Add the garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine.
Meanwhile, warm the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Add the fish to the pan and cook until medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish. Remove the salmon from the pan.
Add the basil, capers, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the spaghetti mixture and toss to combine. Set out 4 serving plates or shallow bowls. Place 1/2 cup spinach in each bowl. Top with 1/4 of the pasta. Top each mound of pasta with a piece of salmon. Serve immediately

Our version--used canned sock-eye salmon. Used some green olives cut up (next time will cut smaller--we did this because at first we didn't have the capers--but hubby went out to get some--so we added those too). We didn't use the oil...and he forgot about the spinach--so next time we can try that--it was quite tasty and we used a lot more GARLIC!! Plus I have to use gluten free pasta (I am going easy even on fish cause of cholesterol issures)

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