Seared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine
ACTIVE: 20 minutes TOTAL: 20 minutes
The brightness of basil pesto is a nice match for the buttery flavor of salmon in this
quick and healthy dinner recipe.
8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
2/3 cup pesto
11/4 pounds wild salmon, skinned and cut into 4 portions
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook until just tender, about 9
minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with pesto.
2. Meanwhile, season salmon with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick
skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon and cook, turning once, until just opaque in the
middle, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Serve the salmon with the pasta.
SERVES 4: 4 oz. salmon & 11/4 cups pasta each
Calories 603, Fat 28g (sat 7g, mono 16g), Cholesterol 80mg, Carbs 45g, Total sugars 2g
(added 0g), Protein 44g, Fiber 8g, Sodium 537mg, Potassium 768mg.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin B12 (104% daily value), Calcium (37% dv), Magnesium (36% dv),
Iron (23% dv), Potassium (22% dv), Zinc (18% dv), Omega 3s.