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serving dish of cajun salmon orzo

Cajun Salmon Orzo


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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 1x

Description

A one-pan delicious dinner idea, Cajun Salmon Orzo combines tender salmon, creamy orzo pasta, and Cajun flavors.


Ingredients

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  • 11/2 lb salmon filet
  • 11/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, divided
  • 1 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Riesling white wine
  • 1 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
  • 2 cups seafood stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese


Instructions

  1. Remove the skin from the salmon filet and cut it into 1-inch cubes. Season evenly with 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
  2. Add 2 tbsp butter to a large skillet on medium heat. Cook the salmon for 4 minutes, flipping continually, then remove the salmon from the skillet.
  3. Place 1 tbsp butter in the skillet on medium heat. Add the onion, green bell pepper, celery, fresh parsley, and minced garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the orzo pasta to the skillet and stir for 1 minute. Add 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, sage, smoked paprika, sea salt, white wine, and hot sauce. Mix well, and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add the seafood stock to the skillet, bring to a slight boil, and slightly lower the heat. Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Pour in the heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Mix. Add the cooked salmon and fold in carefully.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Comfort Food
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 825
  • Sugar: 7.9g
  • Sodium: 1615mg
  • Fat: 53g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.4g
  • Fiber: 20g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 155mg