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Baked Salmon with Lemony Orzo and Basil-Bacon Peas

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars
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"Orzo, lemon, basil, bacon, peas, and baked sockeye salmon come together to make a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish for the whole family."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 702
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Mix garlic powder, 4 leaves basil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a small bowl.
  4. Place salmon skin side-down on the prepared pan. Brush with 1 tablespoon butter; sprinkle garlic-basil mixture on top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 8 minutes. Remove and let rest.
  6. Place bacon in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring often, until crispy, about 4 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and peas. Season with pepper. Cook and stir until peas are heated through, 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Whisk remaining 3 tablespoons butter, juice from 1 lemon, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt together in a bowl. Pour over the cooked orzo and toss to coat. Season with pepper.
  8. Divide orzo among 4 plates; top with salmon and place peas on the side. Garnish with the remaining basil. Drizzle remaining lemon juice on top.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 702 calories; 30.1 59.7 51.1 153 1278 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Easy and good. I mixed the peas with the orzo.

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I made this recipe as stated...it turned out okay, not bad and not great. I do agree mixing the orzo and peas together(on your plate) makes for a better bite with the salmon. careful with adding...

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I made this recipe as stated...it turned out okay, not bad and not great. I do agree mixing the orzo and peas together(on your plate) makes for a better bite with the salmon. careful with adding...

Easy and good. I mixed the peas with the orzo.

The food turned out very good , excellent recipe

I made the Orzo with chicken broth, cooked the peas with it, mixed in the bacon after, along with the lemon and butter. This tasted even better the next day after the orzo soaked up the lemon f...

I made no changes. It was a nice recipe, but I not as tasteful as I’d hoped.

We really liked this. Made it as instructed except I added a few grates of parmesan to the orzo. Good enough for company.

What a delightful salmon recipe with well balanced sides. I used 1 tsp of dried basil. I did not make the bacon. Made extra butter sauce accidentally with all the seasoning in it (overlooked the...

This was very simple and easy to make and had good flavor. I had fresh spinach I needed to use to instead of the peas, I sautéed the spinach in a little butter and added it to the Orzo. I will...

This was a simple dish and easy to put together. I've made some tweaks--instead of fresh basil, I've used dried. I've used frozen fish instead of fresh, lemon juice instead of a lemon, and wishe...