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Bow-Tie Pasta With Salmon And Tomatoes

Contributed by: Annabel Karmel of SuperFoods For Babies and Children

By Annabel Karmel - Published by Atria Books

All parents want the best for their children, to give them the perfect start in life, and that includes the food they eat. However, choosing the freshest foods and preparing them in the most beneficial and appealing ways is not always an easy task. In SuperFoods, bestselling author Annabel Karmel shows you how to combine creativity with delicious ingredients in order to provide your child with a healthy foundation. You'll find recipes that not only taste great but also maximize the nutritional power of certain foods to boost your child's health and well-being. And Annabel, a mother of three who has written fourteen bestselling books on healthy food for children, knows better than anyone not only what children should eat but what children will eat. From advice on steaming carrots to detailed weekly menus for every stage of development, Annabel's unwavering expertise will teach parents how to provide the nutrition their children need.

SuperFoods For Babies and Children
SuperFoods is both a cookbook and a reference manual, helping parents recognize the varied nutritional value in even the simplest foods. Eating by color -- Annabel's advice for choosing produce -- encourages parents to use foods in tempting combinations. With a focus on the basic components of your child's diet -- carbohydrates, proteins, and fats -- Annabel provides easy instructions for crafting balanced meals.

SuperFoods will guide you through your child's first five years -- from first foods for your baby to tasty meals for fussy toddlers, from scrumptious lunch-box ideas for schoolchildren to irresistible family suppers. Food is both nourishment and nutrition, and Annabel Karmel's SuperFoods puts fun back in the equation.


Annabel Karmel is the mother of three children, a bestselling author of books on nutrition and cooking for babies and toddlers, and a familiar face on British television. Annabel travels frequently to the United States, where her books on feeding babies and young children are very popular. She has appeared on many TV programs, including the Today show and The Early Show. Please visit her website at


The following is an excerpt from the book SuperFoods
by Annabel Karmel
Published by Atria Books; June 2006 - Copyright 2001, 2006 Annabel Karmel


  • 6 ounces bow-tie pasta
  • 7 ounces salmon fillet, skinned
  • 1 pat butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon snipped chives
  • 3 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped


Cook the pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water according to the instructions on the package. Put the salmon into a suitable microwave dish, dot with the butter, and season with salt and pepper. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap, pierce a few times, and cook for 2 to 2 minutes, according to the thickness of the fish. Strain and reserve the juices from the fish.

Heat the sour cream, ketchup, and fish juices in a large pan, stirring until blended. Add the chives and tomatoes, season to taste with salt and pepper, and simmer for 1 minute. Carefully flake the salmon, checking that there are no bones, and add to the sauce. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce.

Salmon is good for the heart. Eating oily fish like salmon can help protect against heart attacks and strokes by helping to keep blood flowing freely, thus reducing the risk of a blood clot forming within a blood vessel. The darker the fish, the higher the levels of fat, so make sure that you include some dark fish in your child's diet at least once or twice a week.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings



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