Lemon trout with parmesan orzo, greens & celery salad


Lemon trout with parmesan orzo, greens & celery salad

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Serves 2


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • Salt and pepper to taste  

  • ¾ cup orzo

  • 1 bouillon cube

  • 1.5 cups water

  • 2 trout filets

  • 1 lemon

  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper

  • G&G orzo starter (2 tablespoons shallots, 1 clove garlic, ¼ teaspoon dried thyme)

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

  • G&G dressing starter (1 tablespoon champagne vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon honey)

  • G&G dressing spice (¼ teaspoon dried thyme, ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika)

  • 1.5 cups greens

  • 1/3 cup celery

  • 1/3 cup radish

  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional) 


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small pot over medium-high heat.

  • Grease or line a baking sheet with foil (optional).

  • Add G&G orzo starter to saucepan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add bouillon cube, 1.5 cups of water, salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a boil. Scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan as you go.

  • Trim greens.

  • Thinly slice celery.

  • Cut radishes in half then thinly slice into half circles.

  • Add orzo to boiling broth and return to boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 8 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally until water is absorbed.

  • Place fish filets on baking sheet and pat dry.

  • Sprinkle both sides with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and lemon pepper.

  • Cut lemon in half and squeeze half over the fish.

  • Bake fish skin-side down for 8 to 10 minutes, until flaky and tender.

  • In a large bowl, combine G&G dressing starter, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, G&G dressing spice, pine nuts, salt and pepper.

  • Add greens, celery and radish; toss to coat.

  • When orzo is done, remove from heat, drain excess water, add parmesan and stir to combine.

  • Juice remaining lemon half.

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and lemon juice in a saucepot or in microwave, and drizzle over the fish.

  • Place orzo on one side of the plate with the fish partially on top. Serve the salad on the side or partially on top of the fish.

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