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Quick & Easy: Pesto Spaghetti with Grilled Salmon and Burst Tomatoes August 1, 2009

Filed under: pasta,Seafood — butteryblog @ 1:46 am
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The meal that almost ended Lord B's life.

The meal that almost ended Lord B's life.

Hey, I love a made-from-scratch meal just as much as the next girl: the homemade pie crust, the biscuits that didn’t pop out of a can; the simmered-all-day red sauce. But, hell, sometimes I need something from a packet. My favorite quick sauce is Knorr’s Creamy Pesto. I’ve been eating it since college and it’s super delicious. Recently I’ve been adding tomatoes to the mix to lighten things up a bit.

The last time I made this, when I started boiling the water for the pasta, I threw a quart of grape tomatoes in a skillet with a little oil and generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. By the time the pasta was done, so were the tomatoes. They had burst their skins and their oozy insides created a lovely sauce for the grilled salmon (sidebar: I almost set Lord B aflame as he stood innocently by the grill. I am still shocked his eyebrows weren’t singed. Boy was he mad!).

GRADE: A-

‚ô•Lady Butterbuns