Grilled Salmon with Greek Orzo Salad

Grilled Salmon with Greek Orzo Salad

This is a great healthy lunch or dinner. Great in the summer and quick & easy to prepare. For this recipe I only use True North Salmon because it is the freshest salmon available and it's delicious.

Ready in
1 h 20 m
4
Servings
1366
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For Orzo Salad:

  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and fine diced
  • fresh-ground black pepper
  • 4 plum roma tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/3 Cup roughly chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 Cup black calamata olives
  • 1/2 Pound orzo pasta
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/3 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch dice

For Salmon:

  • 4 6oz True North Salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill stems removed, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • TT kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper

Directions

For Orzo Salad:

In a strainer set over a medium bowl, toss the cucumber, onion and tomatoes with 1 tsp of kosher salt and let drain for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the orzo until just done, about 9 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well.
Toss the cooked orzo with the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, fresh dill and black pepper. Fold in the cucumber mix and the black olives. Set aside while you cook the salmon.

For Salmon:

Season both sides of salmon generously with salt and pepper.
Blend dill and olive oil together and brush over salmon. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Pre-heat grill (or broiler) until very hot. Place salmon on grill and cook 2-3 minutes per side, depending on thickness of fillets (for a 3/4" thick piece, this will yield perfectly cooked salmon, medium rare).
Mound the orzo evenly in the center of four plates. Top with the salmon and garnish with fresh lemon zest and chopped dill.

Grilled Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Grilled Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
87g
100%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
17g
84%
Cholesterol
218mg
73%
Protein
90g
100%
Carbs
52g
17%
Vitamin A
42µg
5%
Vitamin B12
13µg
100%
Vitamin B6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C
36mg
61%
Vitamin E
19mg
96%
Vitamin K
42µg
52%
Calcium
99mg
10%
Fiber
5g
18%
Folate (food)
135µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
135µg
34%
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
161mg
40%
Monounsaturated
39g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
36mg
100%
Phosphorus
1100mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
19g
N/A
Potassium
1899mg
54%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
41.2%
Sodium
1544mg
64%
Thiamin (B1)
0.9mg
61.8%
Zinc
3mg
17%