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Baked Salmon & Leek Orzotto

Here is another family friendly recipe which I hope you will try out over the half term. Kids absolutely love orzo and this is a great way of sneaking in a bit of veg (hopefully) without them noticing. The onions and leeks become beautifully sweet when roasted and make a superb base for the orzo. Ready in no time at all and a total joy to eat..... who’s going to give this a go?

Serves 4


3 leeks - thinly sliced

1 onion - roughly chopped

4 cloves garlic - chopped or crushed

300g dried orzo

500 - 600ml stock (hot)

1-2 tablespoons creme fraiche

Juice halve lemon

2 tablespoons chopped dill

500g Salmon - skin removed and chopped into 6cm chunks


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (conventional) 180 (fan)

Add the leeks, onions and garlic to a medium roasting tin. Drizzle with oil and season.

Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir through the orzo, Coating it in all the fabulous flavour. Season and pour in the stock. Stir and cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir to release the orzo from the pan. Loosen with a little water or stock if too dry. Stir through the dill creme fraiche and lemon. Place the salmon on top, season and back in the oven for 7-10 minutes.

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