Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lemon Chives Fettucine with Salmon

If you have always been "iffy" about chives, this is probably a good recipe to try it out or give this wonderful herb another chance. :) Simple enough for a weekday night dinner yet elegant enough for a weekend date night at home. A well-balanced meal with a good dose of carbs, protein and vegetables!

Ingredients for noodles (dinner for 1):
1. 2 slices of lemon
2. Zest from 1 lemon
3. 1 handful of chives, chopped
4. ¼ cup organic vegetable stock
5. 1 handful of cooked fettucine

Ingredients for salmon:
1. 1 piece 3 ounce salmon fillet
2. Salt and pepper
3. Dried sweet basil
4. Water

1. In a pot, bring to boil a pot of water to cook the pasta.
2. In the meantime, prepare the salmon for baking.
3. Pre-heat oven to 350F (191.5C).
4. Place skinned salmon fillet on a piece of aluminium foil. Season with salt, pepper and dried sweet basil on both sides of the fillet.
5. Wrap salmon in foil, seal and bake in oven for 10-15 mins depending on the thickness of your fillet.
6. While salmon is baking and pasta is cooking, in another pot, bring to boil vegetable stock.
7. When vegetable stock comes to a boil, turn off heat and add chopped chives and lemon slices and lemon zest.
8. The fettucine should be done right about now. Add fettucine into vegetable stock and toss.
9. Dish fettucine out onto a serving plate.
10. Remove salmon from the oven and serve over fettucine.

Feel free to switch-up fettucine with your favourite noodles. It could another type of pasta or even chinese egg noodles.

Nutritional value of this recipe
This recipe makes 1 serving and the amount of calories is about 400. This recipe boasts 28g of protein, 19%* of daily required iron, 16%* of daily required Vitamin C and is a good source of niacin, selenium, thiamin and Vitamin B12.

* based on a 2,000 calories per day diet

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