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In this quick salmon dinner, salmon fillets are paired with creamy orzo, wilted spinach and earthy mushrooms. Cooking the salmon at a high temperature helps speed up the cooking in this healthy dinner recipe. Look for pre-sliced mushrooms to speed it up even more.

EatingWell.com, January 2021


Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.

  • Stir broth, cream, garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper together in a large skillet. Add mushrooms and orzo, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in spinach, reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer, cover and cook until the orzo is tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, brush oil on both sides of salmon pieces. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve the salmon with the orzo.

Nutrition Facts

4 oz. salmon & 2/3 cup orzo
459 calories; fat 18g; cholesterol 95mg; sodium 434mg; carbohydrates 35g; dietary fiber 9g; protein 38g; sugars 1g; niacin equivalents 14mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 3945IU.