Summers ago when I did my study abroad in Spain, I learned a crucial tip from my host mom… Meals are all about taste and presentation. When it’s all said and done, nobody cares about how your arrived at the meal when their stomachs are satisfied! This is how I feel about this meal Check it out…
Ingredients: servings: 2; cook time: 15-20 minutes!
( you will find that this recipe has all the preparation done from the get go— can anybody say AWESOME =)
-1 package of Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini ( I only used half of this tortellin for two people)
-1 package of While Alaska marinated Sockeye Salmon (zesty grill seasoning with 2 fillets inside)
-two handfuls of fresh spinach
-tsp of minced garlic
-butter/ghee… whatever makes you feel better
-2 tsp of olive oil
-basil (fresh is better but dried works too)
optional (swap out the olive oil, basil and garlic for pre-made pesto)
-Cook Salmon to package specifications. The Sockeye pre-marinated salmon said to cook on 375 F for 15-20 minutes on a sheet of aluminum foil
-Cook tortellini to package specifications. Buitoni tortellini had me add a tsp of olive oil and boil tortellini for 7-10 minutes then drain.
– Saute fresh spinach in pan with olive oil or butter and add the garlic until spinach is fully wilted down to about 1/3 to 1/2 the original size.
-place tortellini on plate and toss with pesto or garlic salt, olive oil and basil combo then top with some Parmesan cheese (I added a dash of garlic salt as well). Then place the bed of spinach on top of tortellini.
-Next, add the salmon (don’t forget to take off the layer of salmon skin) on top of the bed of tortellini. Feel free to squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top or add some Parmesan.
Lastly, enjoy your 20 minute meal with no prep time!!