Olive Oil Poached Salmon and Spicy Orzo Risotto with Kalamata Olives and Feta

Directions

Orzo

  1. In a large sauce pot, toast orzo until fragrant.
  2. Add 5 tbsp Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Mediterranean Olive Oil, chili flakes, garlic, and onion. Sauté until the onion is translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 quart of the boiling water, stirring frequently.
  4. When water is almost completely absorbed, add more . quart at a time until orzo is cooked to desired doneness, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add the parmesan cheese and kalamatas. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place into four bowls, garnish with crumbled feta cheese and tarragon. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tbsp of Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Mediterranean Olive Oil.

Salmon

  1. Let salmon filets sit out for 15 minutes to come to room temperature.
  2. In a shallow large sauté pan, add the Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Mediterranean Olive Oil, thyme, and garlic.
  3. Turn on the flame to low and place the salmon in the oil for about 7 minutes.
  4. Remove the salmon and dress it with the olive soy dressing. Serve with the orzo risotto.

Olive Oil Dressing

  1. In a blender mix the soy sauce, honey, mustard, and blend smooth. Drizzle the oil in slowly until emulsified.
  2. Serve with Salmon

Olive Oil Poached Salmon and Spicy Orzo Risotto with Kalamata Olives and Feta
Yield: Serves 4    Author: Marcus Samuelsson

Ingredients

Orzo

  • 16 oz orzo
  • 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp tarragon leaves
  • 40 Kalamata olives, quartered lengthwise
  • 4 oz high quality feta cheese
  • ¾ cup Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Mediterranean Olive Oil
  • 8 quarts boiling water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Salmon

  • 4 ea. Wild Salmon (5 oz. each)
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 3 pc garlic
  • Salt
  • 40 oz Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Mediterranean Olive Oil 4 oz. Olive- soy dressing (below)

Olive Oil Soy Dressing

  • 1 cup Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Unrefined
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce