Sophisticated Salmon Dinner

Round out the meal with fruit and a quick spinach and orzo pilaf, and you'll be ready to eat in less than 40 minutes. (Serves 4)

Grilled Salmon with Apricot-Mustard Glaze
Servings

Parmesan-spinach orzo pilaf Prepare 8 ounces orzo (rice-shaped pasta) according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add 3 ounces fresh baby spinach and 1 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic; stir well to combine. Cover and let stand 4 minutes, stirring twice to slightly wilt spinach. Add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Just before serving, stir in 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese.

Pineapple chunks with chopped fresh mint 

GAME PLAN

Total time: 38 minutes

1. Season salmon filets.

2. While salmon refrigerates:
• Prepare glaze.

3. While glaze simmers:
• Boil water for orzo.
• Grate cheese for orzo.

4. While salmon grills:
• Cook orzo.

5. Combine orzo and remaining pilaf ingredients.

Cooking Light, October 2007