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Red Pepper-Salmon Pasta

Yield Makes 4 servings
Notes: To reheat, put each serving on a microwave-safe plate, cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap, and warm 1 plate at a time in a microwave oven at full power (100%) until steaming, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.

Ingredients

  • 4 boned, skinned salmon fillets (each about 1 1/2 in. thick; 1 lb. total)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup canned peeled red peppers
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeño chili
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth
  • 8 ounces dried angel hair pasta

Nutrition Information

  • calories 427
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • protein 35 g
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • carbohydrate 46 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • sodium 234 mg
  • cholesterol 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. In an 8-inch baking dish, mix salmon with lemon juice and arrange in a single layer.

  2. Tightly cover dish with foil. Bake in a 450° oven until fish is opaque but still moist-looking in thickest part (cut to test), 12 to 14 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, smoothly purée red peppers, parmesan, cornstarch, chili, and garlic. Add cilantro and broth; whirl to blend.

  4. Pour pepper mixture into a 10- to 12-inch frying pan. Stir over high heat until boiling; keep warm.

  5. Meanwhile, cook pasta in 3 quarts boiling water until tender to bite, about 7 minutes. Drain; return to pan.

  6. Stir juices from the baked salmon into red pepper sauce. Mix 1 1/3 cups sauce with pasta.

  7. Spoon pasta onto plates. Top with fish and drizzle with remaining sauce. Serve, or cover and chill up to 1 day.