Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recipe: Scrumptious Simple Salmon

I have fallen a bit behind in my new recipe posts. I might need to start doubling up and do two a week to catch up! The goal is to have 52 new recipes by the end of the year, and here is number six...

Scrumptious Simple Salmon


2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
1/2lb of salmon
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 lemon, divided*
1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
1/4 cup cream
2 tbsp grated Parmesan
    *How do you divide a lemon, you ask? You're gonna need half a lemon; cut a few thin slices out of it for garnish for your salmon and save the rest to juice for the orzo.

    In a small saucepan, boil orzo pasta in water until al dente (about 9 minutes). Drain water, add cream and squeeze the lemon juice in and stir. Turn heat down to low and add Parmesan and a pinch of basil. Cover and simmer until ready to serve.

    In the meantime, stir together the remaining basil, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl. Rub evenly all over the salmon filets.

    Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the salmon and cook until lightly browned and flaky, about 5 minutes per side. Serve each piece of salmon with a lemon wedge on top and pasta on the side.(I actually placed a big spoonful of pasta in the middle of the plate and laid the salmon right on top to look more fancy ;) )

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