So, I make no bones about it. I’m NOT a good cook. Dave however is a WONDERFUL chef! So I can only imagine the horror when I sent him my own made up Salmon dish I put together.

Here’s how Dave makes a salmon pasta (though a wee bit less healthy). Notice the difference how the recipes read… lol

Daves Recipe:

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (24 fl oz)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or half & half)
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 cups flaked broiled salmon
  • 10 oz capellini (angel-hair pasta; about two thirds of a 1-lb box)


Cook onion in oil in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened (but not browned), about 6 minutes. Add broth, cream, vodka, and salt and boil over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced to 2 cups, 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in dill, lemon zest and juice, and pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce, then add salmon to saucepan and cook over moderately low heat until fish is just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

While fish is heating, cook pasta in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander. Return pasta to pot, then toss with reserved sauce and cooking water. Serve pasta immediately with fish and sauce spooned over the top.

Suz recipe:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Wheat pasta (however much floats your boat)
  • Olive oil (till if feels right)
  • Roasted red peppers (1/4 cup, or not)
  • Spinach (bunch)
  • Garlic and onion (some)
  • Artichoke  (few)
  • Tomato pesto (lots)
  • Thyme (dashes)
  • Black pepper (more dashes)

Boil and drain noodles, cook fish, mix the rest of the goop together, put non fat feta on top and chow down!

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