Monday, August 3, 2009

Smoked Salmon Capellini with Creamy Garlic-Wasabi Sauce

Smoked Salmon Capellini with Creamy Garlic-Wasabi Sauce

For 2 servings ~ easily doubled, tripled, etc.

Low, medium or high fat ~ the choice is up to you. Simply adjust the amount of fat in the finished dish by choosing the ingredients that you prefer ~ (I select the low to non fat products because of dietary needs.)

Just keep in mind this is a method, not a recipe set in stone ~ adjust the ingredients and amount of seasonings to suit your own taste.


-Dried Pasta (2 to 4 ounces dry per serving)
-Plain/Original Soy Creamer, Milk, or Cream (3/4 to 1 cup)
-2 cloves garlic, smashed with the flat side of a wide-blade knife (try to keep the clove whole for easy retrieval later)
-Smoked salmon (2 to 3 ounces, or so), broken into small chunks
-Snipped fresh chives or scallions (green onions), I like to use the green tops in this recipe, reserving the white for other uses
-Fat free or whole milk Greek yogurt, or Sour Cream, as desired
-Low Sodium chicken broth, as desired
-Wasabi, I use about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon wasabi paste


For 2 servings~

1. Cook the pasta of choice until al dente (I use 2-3 ounces of dried pasta per serving.)

2. While pasta is cooking ~ Break smoked salmon into small chunks, set aside.
Steep the smashed garlic in the milk or cream: In a small saucepan gently simmer 2 smashed cloves of garlic in 1/2 to 3/4 cup Silk (soy creamer ~original), Milk, or Cream for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the smashed garlic, (you may discard, but I press them in a garlic press and stir back into the pot.) Over low heat whisk in the wasabi paste and as much yogurt or sour cream and chicken broth to make the sauce the consistency you like. Add half of the smoked salmon and chives or scallions; mix gently.

3. Gently stir the salmon cream sauce into the pasta pot, place over medium low heat until warmed completely, adding more milk/cream and/or chicken broth to loosen the sauce as necessary.

4. Plate up on warmed plates and garnish with remaining smoked salmon and chives.


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