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Baked Salmon with Lemony Orzo and Basil-Bacon Peas

Rated as 4.58 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.

Most helpful critical review

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.

I made this very nearly as written. I didn’t have sea salt so I substituted kosher salt. Also my husband and son aren’t nearly as fond of lemon as I am so I didn’t add the lemon juice over the...

Easy, slick and delicious. Very happy for this last minute meal with easy excellent ingredients and taste. Thank you ??

Delicious. Will definitely make again. Mixed peas and Orzo. Really good.

This is a good dish, and I will definitely make it again. I substituted asparagus for the peas. The only change I will make will be to not add the salt to the bacon and vegetable. The bacon is s...

No change it was perfect

I only cooked the salmon portion of the recipe but it was excellent! The only thing is that I washed my basil before I cut it and so when I mixed it with salt and garlic powder they turned into ...

This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except for the amount of lemon juice that I added to the Orzo. I added the lemon juice a little at a time and tasted, I don't like too much of a...