There really is nothing that says summer time more than a man working the grill.
Last night was my turn back in the kitchen, and I created a delicious Salmon with Fettuccine Alfredo.
Salmon Fettuccine Alfredo
- 2 4 oz Salmon Filletes
- non-stick cooking spray
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 c chopped onion
- 5 fresh mushrooms*
- 2 TBSP butter
- 3 cloves garlic- minced
- 2 TBSP flour
- 2 cups skim milk
- 3/4 c Parmesan and Romano cheese
- chia seeds**
- 4 cup Spinach Fettuccine- cooked according to package instructions
Coat aluminum foil with cooking spray and place the salmon fillets. Season with salt and pepper and another mist of cooking spray. Broil in oven 3 inches from heat until easily flakes off with a fork (approx 10 minutes). Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet. When hot, add onion and mushrooms and cook until translucent. Melt butter in a medium-sized sauce pan. Add garlic, and saute for 1 minute. Add flour and cook for 1 minute, gradually adding milk and stirring continuously with a wire whisk. Cook an additional 10 minutes and add the onions and mushrooms. If necessary add additional milk. Add 1/2 cup of the cheese and stir until melted. Serve over pasta and top with salmon. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
* You can substitute different vegetables, zucchini, eggplant, etc... or omit the mushrooms and onions all together. This is a very basic sauce and can be manipulated to your taste buds easily.
** After cooking the salmon, I sprinkled each fillet with a pinch of chia
seeds. These super foods are making headlines and grabbing a lot of attention. After reading Born to Run, I knew I had to try them. I'm still not brave, or hungry, enough to make the chia smoothie described in the book. Sorry Tarahumara, that sounds disgusting.
This recipe also makes quite a bit of sauce. If you are cooking for more than 2 people, broil 2 more salmon fillets and make more pasta. You will have more than enough sauce for 4 people.
I didn't get enough veggies (or colors) from the fettuccine, so I put together a beautiful romaine lettuce side salad. YUM!