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Broiled Salmon With Orzo

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 10 minutes. You'll need 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil for the orzo.

Health JANUARY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 2/3 cup orzo)


  • 4 ounces uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup), divided


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Cook orzo in a medium saucepan according to package directions, omitting salt and stirring in peas after 7 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet and season with salt, to taste. Spread the salad dressing evenly over the salmon. Broil 4 inches from heat source 6–8 minutes or until opaque in center. Sprinkle half of the scallions over the salmon.

4. Drain orzo and peas; return to same saucepan. Stir in oil and remaining scallions, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, both to taste; serve with salmon.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 347
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 360mg
  • Calcium: 34mg

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