–salmon (size of 3 decks of cards, one-half pound)
–basil, oregano (bottled)
–minced garlic (in a jar)
–marinara sauce (I used Newman’s Own Cabernet Marinara)
–milk (dairy or almond; soy does not microwave well)
–black olives (sliced, small can, drained)
–bowtie pasta (1 cup, dry, packaged)
1 – Place 1 cup of bowtie pasta in an uncovered baking dish with water to cover. Microwave on high for 6 minutes; then microwave on 50 percent power for 5 minutes. When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth; do not drain yet.
2 – Place one-third jar of marinara sauce in a covered baking dish with one-third cup of dairy or almond milk. Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Stir well. Microwave for 3 minutes. When finished, nestle the salmon in the marinara sauce. Season the salmon with salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and olive oil. Sprinkle 1 small, drained, can of sliced black olive on top of the salmon and in the marinara sauce. Microwave on high for 7 minutes.
3 – Drain the pasta in a colander. Then stir in 1 teaspoon of minced garlic.
4 – Serve the salmon and olives hot with sauce atop the pasta.