Hubs and I love Salmon and are always willing to try a new salmon recipe. I found this one in the wonderful Chi-Town Cooking Creations blog. We definitely were not disappointed. It’s so healthy and really tasty! The orzo is a perfect complement to the dish. Next time, I think I’ll add a little less wine, and add some fresh garlic.
2 Salmon fillets
1 Carrot (julienned)
1 Red Pepper (julienned)
1 Green Pepper (julienned)
4 Scallions (cut crosswise into inch pieces)
1/4 C Dry White Wine (I only used 1/2 t per packet…didn’t want to use too much)
2C Chicken Stock (I didn’t have any so I just used water)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Boil the chicken stock and cook the orzo until not quite al dente. Cut 2 heart shapes out of the parchment paper. Let the orzo cool a bit (otherwise your paper becomes too wet to work with). Place the orzo down on one side of the heart first, add the salmon filet next.
Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Layer the lemon slices on top of the salmon and add the julienned veggies. Drizzle on some olive oil (you could omit this if you wanted to go really healthy) and season with a bit more salt and pepper.
Fold over the other side of the heart and begin closing up the paper by folding over the sides. You want to make sure and get this folded very tightly so everything steams. At the very end, leave a little opening to pour in just a tiny shot of wine (don’t pour too much or the taste will overpower everything).
Finish folding and bake for about 15 – 20 minutes, until the salmon is cooked to 145 degrees.