Donna Cooks


‘Tis the Season for Fish (Angel Hair Pasta with Broiled Salmon & Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches)
March 6, 2007, 2:07 am
Filed under: Recipes

It’s officially Lent.  Hopefully this salmon recipe can come in handy for your next quick Friday dinner.  The jalapeno pesto sauce for the angel hair pasta is refreshingly different from regular pesto.  With the heat from the jalapenos and a splash of lime, it’s almost like a Thai pesto sauce.  I served this meal with a spinach cucumber feta salad and glass of Big Fire Pinot Gris.

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Angel Hair Pasta with Jalapeno-Lime Pesto
 
4 fresh jalapenos, seeded and deveined
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup pecans
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, packed
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp salt
1 lb angel hair pasta, prepared to package directions
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

Place first 9 ingredients in a food processor and puree until mostly smooth (small chunks of pecan and herbs are fine).  Heat jalapeno-lime pesto in a saute pan over medium-low heat.  Add in vegetable broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and let simmer 5 to 10 minutes.  Toss sauce with cooked angel hair pasta.

Serves 4 to 6

Broiled Salmon

4-6oz fillets of salmon, skinned
1/2 cup of your favorite marinade glaze (I used raspberry chipotle this time, you can also do a combination of Dijon mustard and honey, or soy sauce and ginger and brown sugar, as long as it has a semi-viscous consistency)

Preheat broiler. Spray broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Brush both sides of salmon fillets with prepared glaze. Broil (6” from heat) 8 to 10 minutes or until fish is lightly browned and opaque.

Serves 4

The homemade ice cream sandwiches are just a scoop of ice cream between two homemade cookies.  I tried this quick cookie recipe made from cake mix and really loved it!

Easiest Ever Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

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1/2 package (9 oz) package yellow cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350.  Beat first three ingredients at medium speed in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until batter is smooth.

Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.  Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. 

Makes 1 dozen cookies

This recipe is so easy I will definitely be making other variations of it!

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