Salmon Scallopini with Almond Orzo

salmon-orzo Recipe
Leigh Beisch


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

Nutritional 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


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


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.