Recipe: Basil & Salmon Spaghetti

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Priyam’s Kitchen for Kids has a new recipe for you to try. This week she is sharing with our readers how to make a quick and healthy spaghetti meal that won’t add to your mommy fatigue.

ByPriyam Sachdev

A shout out to all super moms out there…who push themselves to the max and beyond to be a bread winner, a playmate, a teacher, a maid, a chef and every other thing for your children’s happiness. Even though mums are often mistaken for superman, there are days when she needs to relax, days when her body refuses to take part in her daily activities and days when she quickly wants to wrap it up so she can succumb early to bed.

For those days, I have a very special quick and healthy dinner menu that can be cooked in half an hour and today I feel happy to be able to share this with you.

 

What you will need: 

• Spaghetti (I use a spaghetti measure to guide me with the portion for 2)
• 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
• 100 grams of salmon (cut into small rectangular pieces)
• ½ cup basil leaves
• 1 tbsp oregano
• 2 big tomatoes
• 1 tbsp garlic paste
• 1 tsp salt
• 3 baby corns (cut into small flower like pieces)
• 2 Tbsp full cream (optional)
• 1 tsp ketchup (optional for a tangy touch)
• Grated mozzarella (for garnish)
* For children 1 years old and younger, go low on the salt. Blend full-size ingredients like salmon and basil.

How to:

  1. Put a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Break the spaghetti in half and add this to the boiling water. Cook until the spaghetti is really soft and easy to chew. One of the many reasons that children love spaghetti is to be able to slurp up each noodle one by one but you do not want it to be too long lest they will choke on it. Use clean food scissor to cut the spaghetti shorter or to whatever length you desire.
  2. For the sauce, puree the tomato in a blender and set aside. In a heated pan add butter and quickly sauté garlic and baby corn for a few minutes. Pour in the tomato puree and add the cream; let this cook for a good 5 minutes. Now add salmon and basil leaves. Sprinkle oregano, then season with salt and a pinch of black pepper. For older children, add a tangy touch to this dish with some ketchup.
  3. Add the spaghetti to the pan and toss well.
  4. Garnish with fresh basil and grated mozzarella.

Have a camera ready, for you would want to capture the saucy lips and happy faces as they slurrrrrp it all up …. Enjoy!!

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