Lemon Orzo Pasta with Salmon

There are some meals that are surprisingly simple, thrown together with whats on hand, and eaten out of a bowl with a spoon sitting in front of the TV. This Lemon Orzo Pasta with Salmon is spring in a bowl that takes only 30 minutes to make! Orzo pasta comes together with Mint, Lemon, Dill, Parm, and is topped with quick easy broiled Salmon. Perfect for a quick easy weeknight meal! I love when a simple meal brings a YUMMM out of my mouth and a smile to my face.

Meal Prep has been keeping me sane these days, even as my routines have changed. I’ve broiled a big batch of salmon twice now and used it to add to dishes over the week: in salads, with eggs for breakfast, on avocado toast, or in pasta!

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How to Broil Salmon

  • Set up the oven rack so the rack is on the top rail, under the broiler plates.
  • Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over top of the salmon, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the salmon is seasoned, place the salmon on a foil sheet on a cookie sheet.
  • Broil it for 10-15 minutes (depending on how thick the pieces are). Be sure to check the salmon every 2 minutes towards the end to ensure that it isn’t burning.
  • Let the fish cool completely before you store it, it will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days (if it lasts that long!)
Lemon Orzo Pasta with Salmon

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Lemon Orzo Pasta with Salmon

  • Servings: 6
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Spring in a bowl that takes 30 minutes to make! Orzo pasta comes together with Mint, Lemon, Dill, Cheese, and is topped with quick easy broiled Salmon. Perfect for a quick easy weeknight meal!


Ingredients

  • 1 box orzo pasta
  • 6 8oz salmon filets
  • 2 cups frozen peas (or more)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh dill
  • 1+ Tbsp fresh Mint
  • Juice of 1 lemon (more or less depending on what you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the box with heavily salted water.
  2. As the pasta water comes to a boil, prepare the salmon for broiling. Set up the oven rack so the rack is on the top rail, under the broiler plates.
  3. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over top of the salmon, and add salt and pepper to taste. Once the salmon is seasoned, place the salmon on a foil sheet on a cookie sheet.
  4. Broil it for 10-15 minutes (depending on how thick the pieces are). Be sure to check the salmon every 2 minutes towards the end to ensure that it isn’t burning.
  5. Once the pasta has cooked, strain it (reserving a small amount of pasta water) but do not rinse! Pour the pasta into a large bowl. Add in the frozen peas and mix around, they will thaw with the warm pasta.
  6. Add in the dill, mint, EVOO, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and mix together. Add cheese and have one final taste!
  7. To serve, dip the pasta into bowls and top with a piece of the salmon, skin removed! If you want to get fancy, you can take a lemon slice or lemon peal for garnish.
  8. ENJOY!

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