Poached Salmon in Orzo Broth (Cooking for 2)

Poached Salmon in Orzo Broth (Cooking for 2)

Welcome a new way to enjoy salmon, simmered and served in a delicious broth.

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cup hot water
dried shiitake mushrooms (1/2 ounce)
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
tablespoons uncooked orzo (rosamarina) pasta
1/2-pound salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 2 pieces
cup sliced drained roasted red bell peppers
cup thinly sliced spinach leaves
tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
medium green onions, sliced diagonally
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. In medium bowl, pour hot water over mushrooms. Let stand about 20 minutes or until soft. Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid. Rinse with warm water; drain. Squeeze excess moisture from mushrooms. Remove and discard stems; cut caps into 1/2-inch strips.
  2. Strain mushroom liquid through fine wire mesh sieve or coffee filter into 4-quart Dutch oven. Stir in broth and garlic. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo; reduce heat. Add salmon. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork. Carefully remove salmon with slotted spatula; keep warm.
  3. Stir mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach, basil and onions into broth mixture. Cook about 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted and orzo is tender.
  4. Place a piece of salmon in each individual bowl; spoon vegetable-orzo broth over top. Sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 2 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Use a long, thin boning or filleting knife to carefully remove the skin from the salmon fillet. That way, you'll be sure not to serve up any fish scales with the soup!
Special Touch
Serve each bowl with a spoonful of basil pesto atop a toasted small baguette slice.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 930mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.