Saturday, July 22, 2017

Grilled Salmon with Wilted Spinach, Orzo and Feta

Grilled Salmon with Wilted Spinach, Orzo and Feta
Like many of our summertime meals, this Grilled Salmon with Wilted Spinach, Orzo and Feta cheese was quick to pull together. After buying wild salmon off the docks in Newport we quickly headed home.  The plan was to leave out enough salmon for a few days and then freeze the rest. While the frozen salmon will be delicious, the fresh salmon will literally melt in your mouth. Salmon is a great conduit when adding flavor but sometimes it is wonderful on it’s own with a little salt, pepper and olive oil.

Because we eat so many salads I always have some type of grain, bean or pasta on hand which is helpful in creating layers of flavor. In this dish the spinach was lightly wilted and orzo pasta was added from leftovers the previous day. Life is simple and good here. We are very fortunate.

Salmon on the grill

Grilled Salmon with Wilted Spinach, Orzo and Feta

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1/4 cup orzo, precooked
  • 5 to 6 cups fresh organic spinach
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, roasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 6-ounce salmon fillet
  • Olive oil, for coating the fish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Prepare outdoor grill for medium- high cooking over direct heat (click here for instructions minus the mesquite chips).
  2. In a large skillet on medium-high heat add olive oil, when the oil is shimmering add spinach. Remove the leaves from the pan as soon as they wilt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the warm orzo, spinach, tomatoes and pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Mound the salad in the center of a large serving platter or two dinner plates. Top with the salmon and feta cheese. Sprinkle with chives and basil.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

30 comments:

  1. That salmon on the grill looks so good! You have combined all my favourites in just one dish. Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Angie, salmon is my favorite too!

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  2. How I wish we could buy salmon straight off the boats. Love the perfect simplicity of this dish which I'm sure was extremely tasty.

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    1. Thanks Tandy, we enjoyed this very much.

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  3. Oh my gosh, that salmon, fresher than fresh! I'm quite sure I'd be eating salmon every day! Love your simple but delicious combination of ingredients Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Chris, I feel very fortunate this time of year.

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  4. What a great looking salad and healthy too.

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    1. Thanks Emma, salmon is one of my favorites!

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  5. What a delightfully delicious meal! I absolutely love it!!

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    1. Thanks Liz, I could eat like this every night.....

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  6. Simple and delicious! Fresh off the boat salmon - you are blessed indeed. Love this simple dinner and orzo is a great layer with the spinach! Outstanding meal I could eat any night.

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I hardly ever cook with orzo but everytime I do I think that I need to incorporate into more of our meals;)

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  7. We eat so much salmon...it's our go-to. And you're so right -- fresh salmon does melt in your mouth! This looks so delicious Cheri.

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  8. Amazing. I see how my favourite fish is elevated to a delicious divine dish.

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    1. Thanks Nava, appreciate you stopping by!

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  9. This sounds great, just perfect for summer!

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  10. Great quick, easy and healthy recipe. We love salmon in this house and we also love spinach- fresh or wilted!

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  11. salmon hasn't quite grown on me yet, but i'd love these ingredients with chicken! i'm such a wimp. :)

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    1. Thanks Grace, I think that chicken would be a great substitute;)

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  12. Such a wonderful and delicious looking platter, looks straight out of a restaurant. Love how beautifully you have paired grilled salmon, and orzo. I am it tastes so mouthwatering.

    Anu
    https://www.mygingergarlickitchen.com/

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  13. Right up my alley, Cheri. Love how you have access to so many wonderful fresh ingredients. We just had salmon last night with some brown rice for the fellas while I topped it onto my farro salad. Your version looks amazing. I'm hungry! : )

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    1. Oh that sounds good Monica, hope you are having a great week.

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  14. I finally remembered to use orzo the other day and am now on a kick! haha This sounds like a fantastic meal!

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  15. This is our kind of weeknight meal! What to try it this week but there is no way it will be as tasty as yours - we just can't get fresh salmon look yours, Cheri!

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  16. I am jealous over your fresh salmon! It sounds so wonderful!

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