Grilled Salmon & Orzo Salad

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

There is definilty more than one tradition going on in this recipe. Dill and cucumber unite in a Greek-inspired salad, while salmon and dill are a typical Scandinavian pairing. A great recipe adapted from Food & Wine Magazine. Wine: They suggest a good Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé to make the fresh, bright flavors of this pasta salad sing.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place large pot of water on a burner and bring to a boil for the orzo.
  2. In a strainer placed over a bowl, toss cucumber, tomatoes, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and let drain for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill.
  4. Cook orzo until JUST done, about 12 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Toss orzo with the 1/3 cup oil, lemon juice, 1/3 cup dill, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  5. Coat salmon with 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  6. Grill salmon, skin-side up, for 4 minutes. Turn and sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon dill and lemon zest.
  7. Cook salmon until golden and just barely done (the fish should still be translucent in the center), about 3 minutes longer.
  8. Serve salmon on top of the salad.