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Looks can be deceiving. It looks like a shiny new car, but it's nothing but rust inside. It looks like a perfectly good apple, but it's actually full of worms. But this surprise is a good one: orzo looks like slightly large rice, but it's actually a form of small pasta. A small pasta that becomes tangy and creamy when mixed with butter, Parmesan, and goat cheese, and pairs like a dream with the flaky salmon. Deception isn't always devious. Tip: Reserving pasta cooking water is a time-honored chef trick. This salty, starchy liquid is perfect for adding flavor and controlling the thickness of sauces.
Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a
substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient
sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you
informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient
labels in your meal bag.
You Will Need
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
Boil the Orzo Pasta
Once water is boiling, add orzo pasta and cook until al dente, 4-5 minutes.
Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta into a wire-mesh strainer and set aside.
While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.
Prepare the Ingredients
Trim and thinly slice green onions.
Peel and halve shallot. Slice thinly.
Pat salmon dry, and season flesh-side with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.
Cook the Salmon
Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add salmon to hot pan, flesh-side down, and cook until browned, 3-5 minutes.
Transfer to prepared baking sheet, skin-side down. Wipe pan clean and reserve.
Roast in hot oven until salmon reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 5-7 minutes.
While salmon roasts, make orzo pasta.
Start the Orzo Pasta
Return pan used to cook salmon to medium heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and shallot to hot pan. Stir occasionally until shallot is softened, 1-2 minutes.
Add orzo pasta, half the reserved pasta cooking water (reserve remaining for adjusting consistency later), tomatoes, and green onions. Stir occasionally until heated through, 1-2 minutes.
Finish Pasta and Finish Dish
Add butter, Parmesan, seasoning blend, goat cheese (crumbling with your hands if needed), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to pan. Stir occasionally until butter melts and pasta is creamy, 1-2 minutes.
Remove from burner.
If too dry, add remaining pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping salmon with pesto. Bon appétit!
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