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Sockeye Popeye Pasta With Roasted Vegetables

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“I created a variation of this Pot Scrubber original dish for a Zaar recipe contest but missed the deadline. Oops. It's too late for me to submit it but it is not too late for you to try it.”

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  1. Preheat oven to 400. If you buy your smoked salmon vacuum packed and refrigerated like I do, then place the salmon on top of the stove so the heat from the oven will warm it up while the vegetables are roasting.
  2. Combine the pearl onions, cherry tomatoes, cubed eggplant, whole garlic cloves, capers, and olives in a large cast iron or calphalon skillet coated with olive oil.
  3. Toss the vegetables a bit and try to arrange them so as many vegetables as possible make contact with the skillet.
  4. Pop into the oven and roast them for about 20-30 minutes until they are roasted well.
  5. Prepare pasta and drain very well. Add about a TB of olive oil and the baby spinach leaves and flaked salmon to the hot pasta and toss. This will just slightly wilt the spinach. Cover so it stays warm.
  6. When the vegetables are roasted then pour them and any juices or oil that is left in the skillet in with the pasta.
  7. Toss again and sprinkle generously with black pepper. I doubt you will need any more olive oil but if your pasta is dry then add some more if you need to. Serve on a pretty plate with a lemon wedge for sprinkling.
  8. There you have it.

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