Salmon with lemon orzo

  • serves 2
  • Easy

An easy salmon dish. Make more of oily fish with this simple supper. Orzo is a short-style pasta that is cut into a rice-like shapes. Easy to cook, it takes on the flavours of lemon and basil well in this midweek meal for two that works a treat with the oily fish.



  • orzo 100g
  • salmon 2 skinless fillets
  • plain flour 1 tbsp, seasoned well
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • lemon ½, zest and juice
  • basil ½ a small bunch, shredded


  • Step 1

    Cook the orzo following pack instructions. Dust the salmon with seasoned flour then fry in a little butter and olive oil until golden, about 4 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side for another 2 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Drain the orzo then toss with a large knob of butter, the zest, juice and the basil. Season and serve with the salmon.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 562
  • Carbs 39.2g
  • Protein 34.9g
  • Fat 30.5g
  • Salt 1.02g
  • Fibre 0.3g