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Pasta Shells with Salmon, Tomatoes and Toasted Bread Crumbs

 
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This easy and simple recipe also came out delicious. Lemon juice added a touch of refreshing taste, and the overall flavour was well balanced. Giving this dish a five star.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

30

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

½ cup olive oil, extra-virgin
8 each italian plum (roma) tomatoes
seeded, and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1 large garlic cloves
minced
*
¼ cup mint leaves
chopped
*
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ¼ teaspoons lemon zest
grated
1 pinch red pepper flakes
crushed
*
1 x salt and black pepper
ground
*
1 ½ cups bread crumbs, whole wheat
coarse, fresh
¾ pound salmon fillets
pin bones removed
1 pound pasta shells
large

Directions

Combine 5 tablespoons of the olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, mint, lemon juice, lemon zest, red pepper, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper in a large pasta bowl.

Stir to mix and set aside.

Preheat the grill or broiler.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the bread crumbs and stir until roasted and crisp, about 5 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Brush the salmon with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper.

Grill or broil the salmon, about 4 minutes.

Turn and cook 3 to 5 minutes more, or until cooked through.

Remove to a plate and break into chunks.

Cook the pasta shells until al dente and drain.

Transfer to the bowl with the tomatoes and add the salmon.

Toss to mix and sprinkle with the bread crumbs.

Serve immediately.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 520g (18.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 77946% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 61%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 361mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 25%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars g
Protein 62g
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 65%
Calcium 12% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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