–salmon (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)
–basil (1 teaspoon, bottled)
–tomato (fresh, medium, chopped)
–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)
–clam juice (one-eighth cup, bottled)
–salt and pepper
–farfalle pasta (boxed, one-half cup, dry)
1 – Place 1 cup of pasta in an uncovered baking dish. Fill with water to one-half inch above the pasta. Season with 1 teaspoon of salt. Microwave on high for 6 minutes; then microwave on 50 percent power for 8 minutes. When finished, cover to preserve warmth. Drain just before serving.
2 – Place salmon in a covered baking dish. Add the clam juice. Season with salt, pepper, basil, and minced garlic. Season tomato with salt and pepper, and then place chopped tomato on top. Finish with a few drops of olive oil.
3 – Microwave on high for 7 minutes. Salmon should be flaky.
4 – Serve the salmon hot, atop the pasta.
–inspired by C. Mabry, chef.