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Salmon Scallopini with Almond Orzo

Leigh Beisch
Yield Serves 2 (serving size: 1 cup orzo, 3 pieces salmon, 1 tablespoon almonds)

Ingredients

  • Orzo
  • Butter
  • Sliced almonds
  • 1 (7-ounce) salmon fillet, cut into 1/4-inch-wide slices
  • Lemon juice
  • Drained capers

Nutrition Information

  • calories 369
  • fat 17 g
  • satfat 7 g
  • monofat 7 g
  • polyfat 3 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 24 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 71 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 543 mg
  • calcium 39 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook 1/2 cup orzo according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brown 2 tablespoons almonds; set aside. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Sauté on both sides until done. Divide orzo and salmon between 2 plates. Add reserved liquid to skillet with 2 tablespoons juice and 1 tablespoon capers. Bring to a boil. Stir in 3 teaspoons butter and almonds. Spoon over plates.