Pan-Grilled Snapper with Orzo Pasta Salad

Beau Gustafson; Jan Gautro

Small rice-shaped pasta, orzo cooks quickly and soaks up flavor from the vinaigrette. Double the vinaigrette and spoon some over the top of the fish, if you like.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 3/4 cup pasta mixture)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 398
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 32.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 39.3g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 409mg
  • Calcium: 46mg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (6-ounce) red snapper fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, shallots, parsley, lemon juice, orange juice, and mustard in a small bowl, stirring well. Slowly add olive oil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle the shallot mixture over pasta; toss well to coat.
Note:

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