Saturday, September 25, 2010

Salmon Pomodoro

I love pasta. I love to cook pasta dishes as well. I know pasta gets a bad rap because it is generally high in starch which turns to sugar during digestion, and it is also full of those pesky carbs that we subconsciously beat ourselves up for indulging in. The thing is, carbs are important for your daily diet, you need them for energy so you can keep doing the things that you love. Here is a recipe from a pasta dish that I threw together recently.

Salmon Pomodoro

Tomatoes (I love the grape and the roma, but any will work.)
Fresh Mozzarella Balls
Fresh Basil
Olive Oil
Whole Wheat or multi-grain Angel Hair Pasta
White wine and fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 cup)

Mince Garlic and onion and place in hot skillet
Add a dash of white wine and olive oil and let the onion and garlic cook down.
Add more wine, and 1 cup of chicken broth, lemon juice and your tomatoes and turn down to low. Mince the basil and add it along with 1/2 cube of butter. let it cook on low, stirring occasionally.

Take the salmon and cut it into 3-4 ounce servings. Place on BBQ or steam it, however you like, but if you grill it, coat it really well with olive oil and season to taste.

Boil your pasta, rinse and drain. Add sauce to pasta and mozzarella balls and toss it all together.  Place your salmon on top, grab yourself a nice glass of chardonnay. If you decide to skip serving bread with the pasta, go ahead and have a couple glasses.

The pasta will be enough for 8 servings. With the pasta, the salmon and the wine, It would be about 8 Weight Watchers points. About 450 Calories. Not bad, considering you are getting ultimate omega 3's from the salmon, calcium from the cheese, vitamin c and lycopine from the tomatoes and a nice healthy dose of fiber from the multi-grain pasta. Not to mention the antioxidants from the garlic and onion. Wine calms the nerves and makes the meal better in every way.


  1. My tomatoes are finally ripe, basil still looking good, so I think will have this for dinner this week. I love it that you put the weight watcher points.
    This is going to be good, I'm excited, maybe I will even loose some weight.

  2. this sounds wonderful, I healthy!!

  3. Thanks so much for commenting! I am really excited about this! Let me know how it comes out.