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Jan 18, 2009 11:31 AM

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

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

    4 Replies
    1. re: taniab

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

      1. re: WCchopper

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

      2. re: taniab

        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 :-)

        1. re: taniab

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

        2. sardines or tuna ...any skinless/boneless

          1. Chicken or turkey sausage would be really good.

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