Salmon With Lemon Arugula Sauce & Garlic Herb Orzo

Salmon pairs perfectly with this lemon arugula sauce. The sauce looks a little intimidating since it’s bright green, but you have to trust me on this one!

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Baked Salmon with Lemon Arugula Sauce

Serves 2


  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup orzo
  • 4 oz crimini mushrooms
  • 1 small shallot – diced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tbsp of dried basil
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


Kitchen Tools Used

Garlic Grinder

Chefs Knife



  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Prepare orzo per package directions (usually 2 to 1 water to orzo ratio)
  3. While orzo is cooking mince garlic, dice shallots, and cut mushrooms (cut the mushrooms in half, then in slices the opposite way you cut it in half)
  4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat
  5. Once it’s hot add the mushrooms and 2 cloves of garlic, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes
  6. Add the diced shallots and 1 tbsp of butter to the skillet with the mushrooms – saute for about 2 minutes
  7. Remove the mushroom mixture from heat and add to the orzo and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper
  8. Place foil on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray, lay the salmon on the baking sheet skin side down & sprinkle with salt and pepper
  9. Bake salmon for 10-15 minutes, basting with 2 tbsp melted butter twice throughout cooking (1 tbsp each time)
  10. While the salmon is cooking, blend arugula, 2 cloves of garlic, juice of 1 lemon, and honey together to make the sauce
  11. Plate orzo first, then place salmon on top and drizzle the sauce around the plate



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