Friday, April 1, 2011

Brooke Cooks - Creamy Farfalle with Salmon and Peas

Creamy Farfalle with Salmon and Peas

My family came over for dinner last Sunday, so I made this salmon dish I discovered in Self magazine.  My dad loves salmon, so I thought he would really enjoy it.  My family really liked it and I would definitely make it again.  I modified the recipe a bit; here is how I made it:

1 1/4 lb salmon fillet
1 tsp salt
12 oz mini farfalle pasta
2 1/2 cups frozen peas
1 bunch asparagus
3 cups skim milk
2 Tb flour
6 ounces Neufchatel cheese (lowfat cream cheese)
3 Tb fresh dill
1 1/2 Tb lemon juice

Sprinkle salmon with salt.  Broil for 5-8 minutes on each side.  When cool, flake into small pieces.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to the directions on the box.  Cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces and boil with the pasta.  Add the peas for the last 3 minutes.  Drain.

In a saucepan, whisk milk with flour.  Cook over lower heat, whisking constantly, until mixture has thickened somewhat.  Add Neufchatel cheese and whisk until smooth.  Remove from heat and add dill.  Stir in pasta with vegetables and salmon.  Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with fresh dill.


Faith J. said...

Wow, I want to cook that tonight! Can I put in regular cream cheese instead of Neufchatel?

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Delicious!!! mham mham :P

Kenzie said...

I wish i didn't look at this while i am so hungry! It looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!!! :D I want I want!

Anonymous said...

That looks good and it's surprisingly simple to make! YUM!

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