i'm not a huge fan of pasta, i think it's boring to be honest. I recently turned to brown rice, pasta and bread and they just bloat me much less. However i do like creating a pasta dish every now and again, its quick, its easy, its my way of using up my veg at the end of the week. i didnt fancy a plain vegetable recipe, so used some salmon i had in the freezer:
1 salmon fillet
half a red pepper
half a red onion
2 handfuls of spinach
4 asparagus spears
1 small can of peeled plum tomatoes
clove of garlic
squeeze of lemon juice
1 and a half handfulls of pasta
first, bang the salmon in a pre heated oven (200 derees). this is so much healthier than frying it and the salmon flakes easier so equally spreads amongst the sauce.
boil the kettle for the pasta. add the boiling water to the pan of pasta and turn on the heat, and add a sprinkling of salt.
turn the heat onto another pan, and gently fry in olive oil the chopped garlic. after the garlic has cooked a little, add the onions and cook until soft. add the red pepper, which should be chopped quite small. cook for a few more minutes, then open the can of tomatoes and bung it in. the tomatoes will be whole, but are really easy to break up with a wooden spoon. add the chopped asparagus spears and the spinach. stir until the spinach is wilted and add the lemon juice and seasoning and take off the heat. when the salmon is done, flake it with a fork and add to the mix, then add the cooked pasta. give it a quick stir, taste for more seasoning then serve piping hot :)