Thursday, March 29, 2012

What We Had For Dinner

This recipe was a big time favorite in our house. All five of us loved it. And, as usual, it was quick and easy. 


Salmon, Asparagus, and Orzo Salad with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette


6 cups water
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3-inch pieces
1 cup uncooked orzo
1 (1 1/4 lb) skinless salmon fillet
We used a 1 lb. fillet, and made 1.5X what the recipe called for. Still turned out great!
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette


1. Preheat broiler. 

2. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add asparagus; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove asparagus from water with tongs or a slotted spoon, reserve water in pan. Drain and set aside. 

3. Return reserved water to a boil. Add orzo, and cook according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. 

4. While orzo cooks, sprinkle fillet evenly with salt and pepper. Place fish on a foil-lined broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Using 2 forks, break fish into large chunks. 

5. Combine fish, orzo, asparagus, and Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. 

Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette


1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. 

Per Serving (recipe yields 6 servings)

353 Calories
15g Fat
27.4g Protein
25.8g Carbohydrates
2.3g Fiber
64mg Cholesterol
1.5mg Iron
547mg Sodium
115mg Calcium

This has been a week full of great dinners. On Tuesday, I went to an appetizer party. Everyone brought different appetizers, and we ended up with so many yummy things. Needless to say, it was a delicious dinner. 

Oh, and it gave me an excuse to rock my new pants

And here's that awkward moment when you turn the camera on self timer, and don't know where to position yourself:

Or maybe it's just me that seems to find a way to make the picture all about me. 

Whoops, mah bad.

Hope you have a Happy Thursday!

1 comment:

Daisy said...

Yep, there we go...another recipe I will try out! I LOOOOOOVE Orzo.