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Monday, August 6, 2018

ORANGE SALMON AND ORZO SALAD

                                                    








AUG 1, 2015
BY: IRENE FONG AND THE CANADIAN LIVING TEST KITCHEN
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The combination of sweet orange, savory salmon, and fresh herbs makes this pasta salad a tasty, healthful option. If you like, serve smaller portions as a side dish at your next gathering.

Portion size 4 servings
Credits:
Canadian Living Magazine: August 2015

INGREDIENTS
Orange-Chive Dressing:
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon liquid honey
1 clove garlic finely grated or pressed
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Salad:
450 g skinless salmon fillets
pinch each salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 1/2 orzo
2 cups snow peas trimmed and sliced diagonally
8 cups baby arugula
2 cups watercress leaves or living cress leaves

METHOD
Orange-Chive Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together orange zest, orange juice, chives, mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil. Set aside.

Salad: Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Stir together parsley, mustard and orange zest; spread over salmon. Place on lightly greased foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until fish flakes easily when tested, about 15 minutes. Remove to cutting board; chop or break apart into large chunks. 

While salmon is baking, in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook orzo until almost al dente, about 8 minutes. Add snow peas and cook until orzo is al dente and peas are bright green and tender-crisp about 30 seconds. Drain. 

In a large bowl, toss together orzo mixture, arugula, watercress, and dressing. Gently fold in salmon.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: If you'd like leftovers, set some salad and dressing aside before tossing together. That way, your next-day salad stays nice and crisp.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
per serving: about
Fibre4 gSodium714 mgSugars6 gProtein32 gCalories635.0Total fat31 gPotassium721 mgCholesterol55 mgSaturated fat4 gTotal carbohydrate56 g%RDI
Iron21.0Fibre0.0Folate43.0Sodium0.0Sugars0.0Calcium11.0Protein0.0Calories0.0Total fat0.0Vitamin A20.0Vitamin C75.0Potassium0.0Cholesterol0.0Saturated fat0.0Total carbohydrate0.0

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/recipe/orange-salmon-and-orzo-salad

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