–penne pasta (dry, one cup)
–salmon (size of three decks of cards)
–red wine (cooking wine is fine)
–sherry (cooking wine is fine)
–sesame seeds (toasted if possible)
–green peas (frozen)
–tarragon (fresh if possible)
1 – Measure 1 cup of penne pasta into cooking dish. Add one teaspoon of salt into dish. Just cover with water. Cook, uncovered in microwave for 2 and one-half minutes. Then cook for 8 and one-half minutes more on 50 percent power. When cooking is finished, cover with a lid to keep warm.
2 – Place salmon in cooking dish with cover. Add one-fourth cup of red wine and one-eighth cup of soy sauce. Sprinkle ginger and powdered garlic on top. Add a very small amount of sherry on top. Cover with sesame seeds generously. Then top the whole with a generous amount of honey. Season with olive oil. Set aside.
3 – Place green peas in cooking dish with cover. Sprinkle with salt, tarragon, and olive oil. Stir. Add one inch of water. Cook on high for four minutes.
4 – Cook salmon on high for four and one-half minutes. Test center of salmon to see if cooked. If not, return to microwave for one minute.
5 – Drain pasta in colander. For serving, place salmon on top of pasta.
6 – Serve dinner hot.
–Salmon adapted from a recipe by friends Steve and Jan Bly. Green peas and pasta original.