This impressive recipe combines pasta and baked salmon into a creamy one-dish meal. Parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts make the perfect toppers.
1. Heat oven to 450 degrees . Coat a small baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add salmon to pan and bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, cook pasta following package directions. Drain and return to pot.
3. While pasta is cooking, whisk together half-and-half, cornstarch, salt, nutmeg and cayenne. Place in medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 1 minute until sauce thickens. Add peas and simmer for an additional minute, until peas are heated through. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
4. Stir sauce into drained pasta. Remove skin from salmon and discard. Flake salmon into bite-size pieces and gently stir into pasta. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and the nuts and serve.