I had my mind set….a nice juicy Carnitas Burrito smothered in Enchilada Sauce from Bronco Burrito was going to be my dinner along with an ice cold beer. As I was scrolling down my Facebook Feed….”Cooking Light” happened, they posted a healthy recipe that was getting lots of rave reviews so I took it as a sign to go another day on a healthy meal… plus I wanted to cook ;). Sometimes we have to push ourselves and it’s amazing how a healthy dish can be satisfying. This dish does taste healthy with a nice lemony finish and it was good- low on salt, low on oil, low on feeling full….just hit the spot. I love finding ways with Salmon, considering I cook it twice a week. This one is a definite recipe keeper and I might even play with some flavor combination next time. I think some crispy Panchetta would add just a tiny bit of more crisp to this dish that I would probably love. 😉 Don’t skip out on the Lemon Vinaigrette- it’s very light and barely noticeable in this dish- even with there being 1/3 cup of Feta in it. Also, I”m not big on Asparagus but it was good in this dish and my little girl cleaned her plate. ;))
1. Preheat broiler.
2. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add asparagus; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove asparagus from water with tongs or a slotted spoon, reserving water in pan. Plunge asparagus into ice water; drain and set aside.
3. Return reserved water to a boil. Add orzo, and cook according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
4. While orzo cooks, sprinkle fillet evenly with salt and pepper. Place fish on a foil-lined broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Using 2 forks, break fish into large chunks. Combine fish, orzo, asparagus, onion, and Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
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