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Baked Salmon with Creamy Orzo

Recipe photo courtesy of Julia Gartland

A multilayered masterpiece in a cast-iron skillet, this one-pan meal calls for simmering creamy bacon orzo on the stove-top, then nestling lemon-coriander salmon fillets on top and baking in the oven.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017
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  • FAW26547007
    12 JAN, 2019
    I've made this many times over the past year. It's a consistent crowd-pleaser and doesn't require any seasonings once it's on the table. My family doesn't eat bacon, so we use mushrooms instead- a delicious substitute!
  • MS10252818
    19 DEC, 2018
    Wonderful recipe! I will make it often. I had some fennel which I added to the celery. Gave it a lot of additional flavor. I think it would also be good with other kinds of fish, think cod, and with chicken. Lots of lemon really brings out the flavors too.
  • MS11113373
    23 APR, 2018
    This recipe has been a big hit. I have made it three times first for myself and my husband. I have now made it for company doing all the prep before they arrived and then about twenty minutes in the kitchen to complete it. My salmon portions are generally more like six+ounces but the six minutes in the oven is perfect. I used cumin in place of coriander this time as I was out of coriander. Cumin is good, coriander is better. A little extra lemon zest is helpful as well since the recipe amount does not cover enough area of the salmon filet. There is always extra orzo. I am thinking to cut back the recipe next time since there is so much. We love the orzo but it is difficult to use it up without making more salmon. It is a beautiful dish to serve which is why I tried it for company. The bottom line is that it is difficult to go wrong if you follow the recipe.
  • angeliquejurgi
    25 JAN, 2018
    Initially I was skeptical of the call for radicchio,but I went with it and it won me over. Clearly, radicchio was the right call. The dish was delicious and came out perfectly.
    • MS212821242
      31 JAN, 2018
      The recipe sounds wonderful but we have vegetarians in the family. Can we substitute olive oil for the bacon and use veggie broth instead of chicken broth?

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