In searching for Side Dishes for Salmon I found this Seared Salmon with Orzo Pilaf! The seared salmon rests on a Mediterranean Inspired Pilaf!
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Side Dishes For Salmon
I love when a recipe comes with an accompanying side dish. Oh sure, I can usually think something up, but I do love when someone has done the thinking for me. Since we eat a lot of salmon, I am always looking for side dishes for salmon. So, when I saw this salmon recipe with a side dish at Cooking Light, I didn't hesitate to give it a try.
Seared Salmon with Orzo Pilaf
This was so good and so easy! The pilaf gets a Mediterranean vibe with the dill, lemon juice, red peppers and Kalamata olives. The salmon gets a quick sear while the orzo is cooking. I served it with some steamed broccoli and had an easy salmon dinner on the table in under 30 minutes!
Seared Salmon Fillets with Orzo Pilaf
- Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat and add 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Add the orzo and saute for 2 minutes to toast. Add the chicken stock and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the roasted peppers, dill, lemon juice and olives. Keep warm.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle the fish fillets with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Cook flesh side down for 3 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Serve with the orzo.