Asparagus, Salmon, and Basil Pasta

Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Randy Mon
Spiral-shaped pasta such as fusilli is perfect with this quick, creamy sauce. Serve the dish right away—the pasta absorbs the sauce as it stands.

Yield:

Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 428
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Protein 15 g
Fat 11 g
Satfat 4.9 g
Carbohydrate 59 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Sodium 263 mg
Cholesterol 37 mg

Ingredients

10 ounce brown rice fusilli or other fusilli
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed, cut in 1-in. pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces smoked salmon, torn into pieces
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Salt

Preparation

Cook fusilli as package directs. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and garlic and stir-fry until asparagus is just tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Pour in half-and-half, broth, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Mix in salmon, basil, and pasta to coat. Add salt to taste.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Note:

March 2010