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Salmon Scallopini with Almond Orzo

Health JULY 2003

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 369
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated fat: 7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 543mg
  • Calcium: 39mg
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