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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 2, Day 1

Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Pasta

Cooking time: 30 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

    This is an easy dinner to end the week - the pasta can be warm or room temperature.  We like things easy for summer cooking....

Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Asparagus Pasta 

Total time: 30 minutes
   I used cold-smoked, moist, Irish smoked salmon, but use any type you like.  It will cook, ever so slightly, while it warms with the pasta.

Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Asparagus Pasta Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, pot and colander for pasta, medium
saucepan, large skillet

Put water on high heat for pasta
Put water on high heat for asparagus
Poach salmon
Trim, slice leek
Trim asparagus
Blanch asparagus
Snip herbs
Drain, refresh asparagus

Drain, refresh asparagus
Cut cherry tomatoes
Start to cook pasta
Sauté leeks in 2 tsp oil in skillet
Sliced smoked salmon
Remove fresh salmon, break into chunks
Cut avocado
Add asparagus to leeks, sauté
Drain pasta
Add smoked salmon, etc. to skillet, heat
Add pasta, avocado, poached salmon, warm
Put pasta in serving bowl
Serve