Rustic salmon and tomato sauce pasta

Whether you already love salmon or you’d like to try eating fish more often, try this delicious, easy and satisfying recipe.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Heart & Stroke

Servings: 4

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins   (Total 25 mins)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tsp (10 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can (796 mL) no salt added Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dry white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 4 skinless salmon portions (about 1 1/4 lb/600 g)
  • 1 box (375 g) whole wheat or plus fibre rotini or fusilli
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh Italian parsley

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large shallow saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes and with potato masher, crush tomatoes slightly to create a chunky sauce.
  2. Add wine, garlic, basil and thyme; simmer for 10 minutes or until starting to thicken.
  3. Add salmon and sprinkle with pepper. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8 minutes or until fish flakes when tested; keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, in a pot of boiling water cook pasta for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain well and stir into sauce breaking up salmon while stirring. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

  • Calories 670 
  • Protein 45 g
  • Total fat 24 g
    – Saturated fat 5 g
    – Cholesterol 85 g
  • Carbohydrates 68 g
    – Fibre 8 g