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“This is absolutely heavenly and quick to make. Make sure to add the walnuts because they add so much flavor. I substituted green beans for peas and used regular half and half instead of fat-free. I also left the skin on the salmon. Recipe courtesy of Family Circle March 2009.”

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  1. Heat oven to 450.
  2. Coat a small baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Add salmon to pan and bake at 450 for 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta following package directions. Drain and return to pot.
  5. While pasta is cooking, whisk together half-and-half, cornstarch, salt, nutmeg, and cayenne.
  6. Place in medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil.
  7. Simmer on low for 1 minute until sauce thickens.
  8. Add peas and simmer for an additional minute, until peas are heated through.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  10. Stir sauce in drained pasta.
  11. Remove skin from salmon and discard.
  12. Flake salmon into bite-sized pieces and gently stir into pasta.
  13. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and the nuts and serve.

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