Healthy Alaskan Food for Pregnant Teens
We are not sure about you, but we are pretty confused about Sarah Palin's views on sex education. She does not believe in funding explicit sex-education programs, yet at the same time believes that teenagers should learn about condoms. Not only is that message not clear, but she has managed to convince everyone that her daughter's example is one to be emulated. We thought we would do our part for the Governor, and teach the 750,000+ teens that will get pregnant this year how to cook.
Here is our recipe for Healthy Salmon Noodle Casserole for Pregnant Teens, which we hope you enjoy:
Salmon Noodle Casserole
1 box whole grain penne or macaroni
2 portobello mushrooms, medium chop
¼ cup frozen peas or 2 cups loose spinach, kale, or collards
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 can wild Alaskan salmon
¼ cup + 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Cook the pasta in boiling water according to the instructions on the package. Drain and reserve.
Cook the mushrooms and spinach with some olive oil in a sauté pan. Refer to the video for help if necessary.
In a medium sized saucepan, heat up the olive oil. Add the flour and start whisking somewhat vigorously. Keep whisking on medium high heat for about 3 minutes, but not letting the roux (the combination of flour/oil) turn brown. Slowly pour in the chicken stock, whisking as the mixture thickens. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until the liquid has a nice, thick consistency. Remove from heat and stir in the vegetables, salmon, pasta, and cheese. Pour into a casserole dish and top with the 4 tablespoons of Parm.
Bake at 350º F for 15 minutes, or until the cheese gains some color.
Remove from heat, and serve.