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Baked Salmon with Capers and Orzo *Recipe*

baked salmon with capers and orzo*My recipes are currently based off of portions that feed my 3-year-old and myself with little to no leftovers so as not to waste any food while my husband is deployed. If you need more servings, simply multiply the recipes.


  • 1 thawed filet salmon
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 teaspoon Daregal Gourmet fresh frozen basil
  • 1 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Daregal Gourmet fresh frozen garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon milk, 2% or whole/buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon lowfat plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon rinsed and drained capers
  • Salt and pepper to taste (sea salt and freshly ground pepper are best)


  1. Coat the thawed salmon filet(s) with some salt and pepper and bake according to the packages directions or about 17 minutes at 350° F until flakey. You can remove the skin before or after baking; I chose after so it just slid right off.
  2. In the meantime, cook the orzo according to the directions on the box until al dente.
  3. For the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan then add the chopped garlic and simmer for about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice, milk and yogurt and simmer, stirring frequently, a few more minutes until everything is combined and the sauce a bit thickened.
  4. Drain the orzo then stir in the chopped basil.
  5. Plate the orzo then rest the salmon filet on top. Drizzle the sauce over and finish off with capers.

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