PASTA SHELLS WITH SMOKED SALMON
The Serotonin Power Diet
by Nina Frusztajer Marquis, Judith J. Wurtman
This recipe creates a sophisticated dish worthy of guests.
Makes 1 serving
Small pasta shells or orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta), cooked according to package directions
Women: 1½ cups/Men: 2 cups
½ tablespoon butter
1 cup thinly sliced Savoy or green cabbage
¼ cup water or chicken or vegetable broth
½ cup frozen peas
Chopped smoked salmon (for lower sodium, use cooked salmon) Women: 2 ounces - Men: 4 ounces
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
Ground black pepper
½ cup snipped fresh dill
Put the cooked pasta in a large bowl.
Heat the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the cabbage and sauté until soft, about 6 minutes. Add water or broth and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat and add the peas. Stir the mixture into the pasta.
Add the smoked salmon and sour cream, then salt (if desired) and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with dill just before serving.
With smoked salmon
Per serving (women): 456 calories, 25 g protein, 68 g carbohydrates, 10 g total fat, 10 g dietary fiber, 1,275 mg sodium
Per serving (men): 604 calories, 38 g protein, 84 g carbohydrates, 13 g total fat, 8 g dietary fiber, 2,409 mg sodium
With fresh salmon
Per serving (women): 491 calories, 28 g protein, 68 g carbohydrates, 12 g total fat, 8 g dietary fiber, 170 mg sodium
Per serving (men): 672 calories, 44 g protein, 84 g carbohydrates, 17 g total fat, 8 g dietary fiber, 200 mg sodium
© 2006 by Judith J. Wurtman and Nina Frusztajer Marquis