Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lights Out

We finally have power restored after 5 days of darkness.  Whew.  The storm came through last Saturday, the lights went out Saturday night at 7pm and were finally restored on Thursday night at 7:30 pm.  I sure do appreciate electricity but we managed just fine with all of our camping gear.  So, you might ask "what was for dinner?"  This was our best effort using a camp stove with 2 burners and a lantern.

Bow Tie Pasta with Salmon

Cook 1/2 of the box of Bow Tie pasta following the directions on the box.  Let it cook until it is just a little al dente or a little chewy.  Save about 1 cup of the pasta water to thicken the sauce if necessary.

6 oz of uncooked salmon
1 stick of unsalted butter
2 shallots, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups of fresh green beans, roughly chopped
nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon)
garlic salt (1/2 teaspoon or more depending on your taste)
paprika (a couple of dashes for color)
fresh ground pepper
fresh or dried parsley (a handful chopped if fresh, about 2 Tablespoons if it is dried)

grated lemon peel from one lemon
capers (optional)
Havarti cheese with dill, shredded or grated Parmesan cheese, to taste

Start by pan frying the salmon in the butter until it is seared on both sides.  Remove from pan and set aside.  Add the shallots, garlic and green beans to the same pan taking care not to brown the butter.  Add all of the seasonings to taste then chop the salmon and add it back into the pan with all the veggies, etc.  Cook together until the salmon is cooked through.  Add the perfectly cooked bow tie pasta to the skillet and mix everything together adding pasta water to make a sauce.  Pour the contents of skillet into a serving dish and top the mixture with grated lemon peel, capers, and your choice of cheese.  Serve immediately.
2 to 4 servings

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