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So if instead I decide to make pasta with kale and garlic...what's a good protein dish to go with it?

lovessushi Jan 18, 2009 11:31 AM

Need idea for a protein to go with the above. No pork please or beef. So chicken or some type of inexpensive fish (actually have frozen salmon I could still defrost so maybe that?) but not sure what would be good with the pasta that's warm and hearty...oh and preferably something I could cook on the stove, not in the oven-


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    somervilleoldtimer Jan 18, 2009 06:42 PM

    Chickpeas. And good parmesan or romano.

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    1. re: somervilleoldtimer
      lovessushi Jan 18, 2009 07:18 PM

      Wow - thanks for all the idea - didn't wind up making it tonight so now i def. have lots of ideas for tomorrow! I would LOVE the anchovies but bf would hate them...def.a good lunch meal for me or a dinner when he's out...

    2. poptart Jan 18, 2009 05:58 PM

      Yes! Anchovies...and you can add some pecorino romano or parmesam cheese and toasted pignoli nuts if you want...

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        jaykayen Jan 18, 2009 05:20 PM

        Anchovies. Put them in the oil at the same time as the garlic.

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          NWKate Jan 18, 2009 05:15 PM

          Lemon Chicken!

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            bear Jan 18, 2009 04:47 PM

            Chicken or turkey sausage would be really good.

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              skybridge Jan 18, 2009 01:47 PM

              sardines or tuna ...any skinless/boneless

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                taniab Jan 18, 2009 11:53 AM

                Do you have any canned white beans? Navy or Cannellini? You could throw those right in the pasta. Yummy!

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                  WCchopper Jan 18, 2009 11:56 AM

                  That and few pieces of linguica is one of my favorites.

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                    lovessushi Jan 18, 2009 12:00 PM

                    Linguica would be good except bf has high cholesterol - otherwise I would love that!

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                    lovessushi Jan 18, 2009 11:56 AM

                    Ooh! That sounds good ! Thanks...thinking if I do that then I could just run to the store here instead of schlepping to whole foods :-)

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                      NYchowcook Jan 19, 2009 05:16 AM

                      With cannelini beans & some tomato paste, you have pasta fagiole (and your protein!)

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