Thursday, February 25, 2010

Teryiaki Salmon and Orzo Pasta

Most of the recipes I share on my blog are family favorites or recipes I have found from other great cooks and modified to suit our tastes. I'm excited to say this recipe is pretty much an original! We ate something similar at Macaroni Grill. We couldn't afford it as often as we wanted to eat it. So Jill and I went to work! After each attempt we would write the recipe down and decided what corrections were needed. I think we have it! With a few minutes of prep work this really comes together in 30 miutes. I do love 30-minute meals.

                                      Teriyaki Salmon and Orzo Pasta

Make a marinade with;
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Pour a little over half of the marinade on two salmon fillets. Warm the remainder of the marinade and set aside. Let fillets marinate about 20-30 minutes. Pour a little olive oil on a small foil lined pan, gently place marinated fillets on pan. Broil 3 minutes on each side.

Orzo Pasta
Boil salted water and cook 1/3 cup Orzo pasta as directed  on package. Drain.
Saute 1/3 cup diced red pepper in a little olive oil till soft, add a clove of pressed garlic, cook for 30 seconds. Add some fresh grated ginger, cooked pasta and 1/2 package baby spinach, slightly chopped. Cook and stir till spinach wilts, season to taste. Serve with broiled salmon. Drizzle reserved marinade over all. Serve with a lemon wedge and a few steamed aspargus spears.
Fresh salmon from Alaska is the best. Hubby spent a week in the wilds of Alaska so I could have the best for this recipe. He is so kind. In a pinch the salmon fillets from Costco are consistently good.


Kayte said...

This sounds really lovely, I am going to give this one a try this coming week...thanks for the inspiration.

Grandma Scott said...

I must say this is truly a yummy treat.... I have made it at least twice just for myself... (Yes it is good even left over) Thank you Cindy for making me try new and wonderful things..
It is so great to have the best cook ever as a daughter-in-law...

Candise said...

I made this all by myself tonight! It was tasty and delicious! Mmm...