Thursday, October 22, 2009

How to Make Salmon Caesar Salad and Pasta

How to Make Salmon, Caesar Salad & Pasta

If you have been wondering how to make a fast, delicious and nutritious meal for your family, you can make salmon, Caesar salad and pasta. It may not be the most affordable meal, but it easy for anyone to make. My family has this meal at least twice a week and I am still amazed at how quick and easy it is to make.

GET STARTED - Purchase all of the items on your grocery list. You can find the lemon, butter dill sauce in the fresh seafood department. If your grocery store does not have fresh wild caught salmon, try the frozen section. Farm raised salmon is not as healthy. Salmon filets are preferred because they have less bones than salmon steaks. Buy triple washed spinach or the lettuce of your choice. If you want to take the time to wash it yourself, you can buy regular spinach. Buy a bottled Caesar dressing, it is expensive, but your family will forgive you.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the salmon in a glass oven safe baking dish and pour on the lemon, butter dill sauce. When the oven reaches temperature, place the salmon in the oven. Bake it for at least 10-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon. In the last two minutes, add a spoon full of capers on top of each piece of salmon if you wish.
Boil a pot of water to prepare the pasta. Once the water is boiling, place the pasta inside and set the timer. Read the package and do not over boil the pasta. It is best if you cook it al dente (firm).
Place the number of plates that you need for your family on the counter for ease of use.

CAESAR SALAD - Use a large glass bowel to mix your salad. Place the spinach in the bowl. Crush the croutons in the package before you put them on the salad. Pour the Caesar dressing on the salad. Toss the salad. Scoop the salad onto each plate. Sprinkle a generous amount of parmesan cheese on each salad serving.

PASTA - Drain the pasta when it is ready. Place a scoop full of pasta on each plate. Drizzle it with olive oil. Sprinkle each portion of pasta with a generous portion of parmesan cheese.

SALMON - Remove the salmon from the oven and test to see if it is cooked all the way through. It should have turned from a bright pink to a light pink when cooked. Serve the thinner pieces of salmon to children because it will have less bones. Place the salmon on each plate and serve.

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