May 15, 2010

It's like Sunday Brunch for Dinner!

One of our favorite things for breakfast is Bagels and Lox. We adore smoked salmon in the Realistic Eats household. So much so that last year when we took a cruise they had smoked salmon out for every breakfast so that's what we ate for 7 days at sea. No word of a lie.

I have had this recipe bookmarked in my reader since December and we finally made it a few weeks ago and it did not disappoint one bit. I did make some adjustments to the recipe based on our taste, so I'll post those here - but a big hearty shout out and thank you to Cook Eat Love for this delicious recipe that I was able to play around with.

The link above is the recipe as Cook Eat Love made it, this is how I made it to adjust for our tastes. We can't wait to make this again.

Smoked Salmon Pasta
2 Tbs butter
1 small onion (or 4 shallots)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
6 oz. of chopped smoked salmon
1 can petite diced tomato drained well
1 cup low fat milk
1 Tbs fresh tyme or 1/2 tsp dried
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup parmesean cheese
1 box cooked penne pasta (but you can use anything!!)
3 T chopped capers

Sauté onion in the butter until just soft. Add garlic sauté for another min or two. Add the tomatoes and warm for a couple of minutes. Reduced the heat and add the milk and your seasonings and slowly bring up to a low simmer - this is to help prevent the milk from curdling. I also did warm the milk in the microwave first on low so it was room temp. Reduce to low. Stir gently about 5 min until it thickens a bit. Toss in your cooked pasta, the chopped smoked salmon and the capers and the cheese. ENJOY! .

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