This week #BlueApron , which we resumed this week , introduced me to a very interesting Alaskan Salmon on a bed of Orzo Salad.
I learnt some very interesting facts with this meal
- The Alaskan Salmon is a country cousin of the Norwegian Salmon that I’ve relished as thin slices smoked to perfection and eaten plain or in tiny sandwiches .
- This ray finned fish is found in the cold waters of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans . You can find out more about the Wild Alaskan Salmon here.
- The Salmon like the trout live in the oceans but return to the fresh water upstream to breed .
- The salmon is an oily fish and is comparable to our Indian Rawas
- Orzo is a wheat pasta that looks like RICE! This short grain like pasta is ideal for soups and salads.
- You can make a salad with French Beans.
As usual, #BlueApron provided all the ingredients and the knick knacks as they call the accompanying condiments essential for the dish.
how to make the alaskan salmon and orzo salad.
I am blogging on my iPhone with a baby on my lap so cannot give the exact amounts now. But I just had to share this with you. If you are an experienced cook ( or an adventurous one) you could try this. Or wait till I post the exact recipe soon.
With salt and pepper as seasoning, some finely minced garlic sautéed in olive oil, a handful of green beans , a sprig of spring onion and a dash of lemon juice it was easy to make the salad with the orzo that was cooked al dents.
And again the fillets of salmon that were seasoned with salt and pepper , were seared in a non stick pan in a drizzle of olive oil. The fillets were turned just once ( cooking each side for 4 minutes) .
Now isn’t that easy?
The next time you’re looking to make an easy and healthy fish dish, why don’t you try this?
My own suggestion
I haven’t tried this but when I get back I’m going to try this with Red Snapper . This is a nice firm fleshed fish that lends itself well to fillets and grilling