Making a delicious dinner doesn’t always have to involve hours of preparation and an endless list of ingredients. In fact, some of the best meals can come together using just one pot, which means that the best part of the meal is the fact that you only need to watch one dish. This great dinner is done in less than an hour and will be devoured in way less than that, we promise.
What You Need
4 salmon fillets, 4 oz. each
ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, diced finely
8 oz. of orzo
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
crushed red pepper, to taste
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup crumbled feta
2 tablespoons freshly chopped herbs of your choosing
What To Do
Season your salmon steaks with salt and pepper. In a deep skilled heat olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the salmon skin side down and let the salmon cook until it flakes easily.
You can also check to see that the salmon has reached 140 degrees F. This should take about 6 minutes for each side. Remove the salmon from the skillet.
Add the shallot and cook for about 5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add in the orzo and toast for about 1 minute. Add in the vinegar and sit until it has fully evaporated.
Add in the vegetable broth and scrape all of the brown bits from the bottom of the pan — that’s full of flavor! Season with salt and pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes as you wish.
Bring everything to a simmer and then reduce the heat. Let everything cook covered for about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir every once in a while in order to make sure the orzo doesn’t stick to the bottom.
Once the orzo is cooked, stir in the spinach, tomatoes, cheese, and herbs and then add in the skillet. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!