Penne Salmon Pasta

Penne Salmon Pasta

Penne Salmon Pasta

Every once in a while you have a recipe that you fall back on time, and time again……..such is Penne Salmon Pasta.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had recipes that I thought I would never see again………….I cannot thank my friend and co-worker……..or should I say miracle worker, Jeanne enough. She rescued my lost recipes from their Word Perfect prison. So, Tim and I were able to enjoy this yummy pasta dish………….and now I get to share it with all of you.

This dish has so many parts that are good for you. In addition to being super easy to prepare, it is also loaded with taste.

It has an Asian flare……….garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, and a touch of Sriracha for spice. The salmon gives you all those good Omega’s. Spinach is high in fiber with tons of vitamins and antioxidants. Add in the shiitake mushrooms for more fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. Toss in enriched whole grain pasta, and a touch of green onion for garnish…………..it’s a healthy bowl full of bliss.

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So, the next time you are craving a healthy pasta dish, give the Penne Salmon Pasta a try, your taste buds and your body will thank you!

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Penne Salmon Pasta

Penne Salmon Pasta

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. penne
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 cups spinach, stemmed
  • 3 green onions, separated into white & green parts each finely chopped
  • 1tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. salmon fillets cut in 1 by 1/4 in. strips
  • 6oz. shiitake mushrooms

Instructions

  1. Cook penne according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine broth, oyster sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, Sriracha, and cornstarch in a small bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick wok over high heat.
  4. Add garlic, white part of green onion, & ginger; sauté 15 seconds. Add salmon and mushrooms; cook stirring often 4-5 minutes or until salmon is cooked. Stir in cornstarch mixture along with spinach. Heat to boiling. Stir in penne heat 1 min. transfer to serving bowl. Garnish with green onion( green part)

Notes

Note; soy sauce may be substituted for oyster

Keywords: salmon, pasta, spinach, mushrooms

 

Spinach Feta Burger

Spinach Feta Burger

Today is National Hamburger Day………….let’s celebrate!!!!

This Spinach Feta Burger is not a traditional burger by any stretch, but that’s what makes it great. It expands your burger repertoire……..but not your waistline.

Bonus………only 5 ingredients………that’s right 5. Ground chicken, egg,spinach, fresh dill,and feta cheese. You can make them in a flash. You can grill them, or cook them in a pan indoors = versatile.

Bread/Bun is your choice. The first time I made them, I used a sweet Hawaiian bun, both Tim and I said, not the right choice. So, the next time we thought……… something crunchy. Tim picked up a rustic French loaf……….the fat kinda round ones, not the long skinny one. It was perfect! We toasted the bread………yum…….nothing better than toasted bread/bun for a burger.

We topped it with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. It was a perfect match………and kinda like ketchup……..Not!………….. It was sooooo much better.

The next time your are searching for a extra special burger, try our Spinach Feta Burger……and be sure to make the Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

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Spinach Feta Burger

Spinach Feta Burger

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Burgers
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • Grilled French Bread Slices

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in large bowl using your hands.
  2. Form patties.
  3. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through.
  4. Grill sliced french bread.
  5. Place burger on grilled bread and top with roasted red pepper sauce.

Keywords: feta, spinach, ground chicken, french bread, burger, good for you

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Spinach Feta Burger

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 15 ounces of jar of roasted red peppers, drained and blotted dry
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons parsley,chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 2 cloves mashed garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor.
  2. Pulse until incorporated, stopping occasionally to scrape down the bowl.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  4. Sauce will keep for a week in the refrigerator.

Keywords: red peppers, capers, garlic, sauce, topping, no cook

 

Smoked Bacon Breakfast Crescents

Smoked Bacon Breakfast Crescent

I know that being New Years Day everyone has resolutions…….blah, blah, blah……but sometimes you just need some convenient, no calorie count required foods. You have to love the crescent roll……..I don’t mean croissants but don’t get me starred on how much I adore those……..I mean the canned, everybody has them for holidays, pop and fresh kind. What could be more versatile. Continue reading “Smoked Bacon Breakfast Crescents”