Recipe of the Day for Toddler-Bowtie Pasta with Salmon & Tomatoes

Bowtie Pasta with Salmon & Tomatoes

6 oz of bow-tie pasta
7 oz skinned salmon fillet(when shopping look for Pacific Ocean salmon, or Sockeye better yet just go to WholeFoods Market if you can. If you see Organic Salmon at your marekt, buy it)
1 tbsp of butter
Salt & pepper to your liking(if you do use pepper, use fresh ground)
6 tbsp on sour cream
1/2 cup ketchup
1tbsp fresh chopped chives
3 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

Cook pasta in a large pot according to packaging, add salt to the water as it has started to boil.
In the mean time steam your salmon until ready according to thickness, it cooks quite quickly maybe 10 minutes or even boil it if you prefer.  The recipe calls to microwave the salmon but I think that’s gross.  If you want heat on high for 2 1/2 minutes with a tbsp of butter and salt/pepper, please use BPA free tupperware if you can.  You’ll know the fish is cooked is when it’s all the same colour, that lovely pale, pastel rosey pink.
If you are steaming or boiling the salmon when done place on a plate and let the butter sit on top and melt away into the goodness of this fine fish, add salt/pepper.
Heat the sourcream & ketchup in a small sauce pan until blended, add the chives and tomotoes season again to your liking.  Feel free to throw in some more veggies for your little one.  Spinach is lovely in this.
Carefully flake the salmon. checking there is no bones and add to the sauce.  Drain the pasta and toss with sauce.  A yummy Essential Fatty Acid rich meal, thank you salmon.
Charlie loves this meal 🙂
* go easy on the amount of fish you cook for little one due to the mercury content


  1. Anonymous | 20th Jan 10

    Does organic salmon exist?!!

  2. Mama Ash | 20th Jan 10

    Well there are guidelines to organic farming. To me, organic fish contain no hormones, no preservatives and no antibiotics and what the condition is of the farming environment. The fish is fed organic fish meal and if dye is used it is done in the form of beta carotene(which I think is added to the diet) as some fish farmers do add a synthetic dye for the fish to appear pinker. At Whole Foods Market beta carotene is used(from what Whole Foods has told me).
    For more info you can go to:
    I hope this somewhat maybe answers your question and others who wonder the same thing.

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