Since my days as a long-distance runner are in the rearview mirror, I have had to find a suitable aerobic exercise regimen to forestall the dirigible-like expansion of my midsection. I am fighting the inevitable losing battle.
However, I am persistent, so I work out feverishly on exercise equipment, sweating profusely so that I can rationalize a lifestyle that only Orson Welles might have considered moderate.
I feel compelled to mention this because, as you can probably guess, I spend a considerable amount of time thinking about food and wine. Today, I am going to provide you with a recipe that is so delicious you won't mind working out just so you can justify having it on a regular basis.
Someone once said that necessity is the mother of invention, so, as I rummaged around in the pantry and refrigerator looking for culinary inspiration, I stumbled upon a few ingredients and came up with a delicious meal idea. I call it Smoky Salmon Pasta.
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Smoky Salmon Pasta
1 red bell pepper
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
1 clove of chopped garlic
3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
1 chopped jalapeño pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine