Rating: 4.5 stars
42 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 0

Orzo, lemon, basil, bacon, peas, and baked sockeye salmon come together to make a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish for the whole family.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

  • 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.

  • Mix garlic powder, 4 leaves basil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a small bowl.

  • Place salmon skin side-down on the prepared pan. Brush with 1 tablespoon butter; sprinkle garlic-basil mixture on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 8 minutes. Remove and let rest.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

702 calories; protein 51.1g; carbohydrates 59.7g; fat 30.1g; cholesterol 153.4mg; sodium 1278.2mg. Full Nutrition