Sep 28
2009

Fusilli with Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetable Recipe

Fusilli with Teriyaki Salmon & Vegetable Recipe

This pasta dish has been our family menu for years, and with good reason.  My boys, who are typically disinterested in salmon unless it has been smoked, smothered in cream cheese and piled high with capers, greedily gobble up platefuls of this pasta.  I would like to think their enthusiasm has to do with my masterful preparation of the salmon.  Alas, all credit must be given to the teriyaki sauce or “the brown sugar sauce”, as the boys call it.  They would eat a plateful of worms if the squirmy creatures were sprinkled with brown sugar.  Whenever I am baking, they always beg for a pinch of brown sugar to be placed on their tongues.  That and a good whiff of vanilla extract.  I have chosen not to be concerned by that.

This recipe comes from a book that has been on my shelf for years.  It is called Light Pasta and is written by Rose Reisman, who developed a slew of healthy and quick pasta recipes to help raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. 

In a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup rice vinegar, 1/4 cup brown sugar,


1/3 cup water, 1/4 cup soya sauce, 1/4 cup canola oil,


1 tablespoon all-purpose flour,


2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, 2 minced cloves garlic, and 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds.

Whisk the sauce together and place over medium heat. Simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, 8-10 minutes. Keep warm.


Cut 12 ounces of salmon into 1-inch pieces.  Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the salmon pieces and cook, turning once, until the salmon is just cooked through. Set aside in a bowl.


Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in the same large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced, and 1 cup trimmed sugarsnap peas or snow peas. Cook until the vegetables are just tender, about 2 minutes.


Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add 12 ounces whole wheat pasta, such as rotini or fusilli which capture the sauce nicely. Cook the pasta until al dente and drain.


Add the drained pasta to the large saucepan with the vegetables, salmon, and teriyaki sauce.


Toss well and serve.

Other salmon pasta recipes:

Closet Cooking’s Smoked Salmon Pasta
Simply Recipes’ Salmon Macaroni Salad
Eat the Right Stuff’s Salmon & Avocado Pasta Salad with Tomato & Garlic Dressing 

Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetable Pasta

Sauce:
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
12 oz. salmon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tsp canola oil, divided
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup sugarsnap or snow peas, trimmed
12 oz. whole wheat pasta, such rotini or fusilli

In a small saucepan, combine rice vinegar, brown sugar, water, soya sauce, 1/4 cup canola oil, ginger, garlic, flour, and sesame seeds.  Whisk the sauce together and place over medium heat. Simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Keep warm.

Heat 1 tsp canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the salmon pieces and cook, turning once, until the salmon is just cooked through. Set aside in a bowl.

Heat 1 tsp canola oil in the same large skillet over medium-high heat. Add red bell pepper and sugarsnap or snow peas. Cook until the vegetables are just tender, about 2 minutes.

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente. Drain.  Add the drained pasta to the large saucepan with the vegetables, salmon, and teriyaki sauce. Toss well and serve.

Serves 4.

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1 Divina Pe September 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

People here like sweet pasta or anything sweet. That pasta sounds really good and easy to make. I should try making this for my nephew He would probably skip the bell peppers and snap peas. We're still trying to get him to eat those veggies. This is a brilliant recipe.

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2 redkathy September 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Oh I have to try this one! You see the guys in my house are not fans of Salmon. This may just change their minds. Wonderful photos as always ;)

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3 Jessie September 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm

CC another superb dish, I'm loving the infusion of pasta with teriyaki salmon along with the veggies to provide some crunch factor. Simply delish!

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4 Diana Bauman September 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Thanks for sharing this CC! My kids don't usually touch their salmon but with "brown sugar" … aah!!! Thanks again!

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5 MaryMoh September 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm

teriyaki salmon is my best when cooking salmon. My whole family loves it. To use it in fusilli just sounds so good. I'm sure it is very delicious.

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6 Angie's Recipes September 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm

This salmon pasta looks super delicious!

Angie's Recipes

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7 Cookin' Canuck September 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Thanks for all of your comments. I'm glad to hear that this dish appeals to each of you. I hope it will convince your families that salmon isn't so bad after all.

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8 Cooking Mama September 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Dara, thanks for much for posting this! I've been trying to find more salmon dishes to serve to my family since I'm trying to incorporate more fish into our diets.

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9 Jenn September 28, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Delicious!!! A healthy salmon dish. This is perfect for a weeknight dinner. It's beena while since I've had some salmon. I think I'll just have to pick me up some this week.

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10 lululu September 28, 2009 at 7:14 pm

good that my family loves salmon (even myself who is not a fish person)!
teriyaki sauce seems to go well with all meat. now, teriyaki salmon with pasta, what a wonderful "sweet" yet "savory" dish!

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11 pegasuslegend September 28, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Beautiful photo's….and looks and sounds like I need to make this soon :)

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12 CheapAppetite September 29, 2009 at 2:47 am

I don't know about worm in brown sugar. But I'm impressed that you make your own teriyaki sauce:) Great looking dish again cookin canuck

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13 The Klutzy Cook September 29, 2009 at 5:23 am

My kids love pasta. They also love salmon. If I throw in the 'brown sugar sauce' they might not notice the veggies! Great recipe, thanks.

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14 figtree September 29, 2009 at 9:32 am

What yummy photos! I will certainly try this soon. Figtreeapps

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15 penny aka jeroxie September 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm

I love pasta and teriyaki sauce with pasta is a goer! Never thought of that.

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16 Simply Life September 30, 2009 at 10:46 am

Oh that looks great!

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17 The Duo Dishes September 30, 2009 at 6:35 pm

The salmon's a nice addition with pasta. This is a good one!

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18 Cooking Mama October 7, 2009 at 11:59 am

I made this last night and the family loved it! :) Thanks!

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19 Cookin' Canuck October 7, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Kendra, I'm so glad to hear that your family enjoyed this. Thanks for letting me know.

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