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Alaska Cod, Orzo And Cucumber Salad

Type: Fish
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozCod fillets
2   Cucumbers - peeled, seeded, And cut on bias into thin strips
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozOrzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozThinly-sliced green onion
8   Lettuce leaves
4   Lemon wedges
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozBlue cheese salad dressing
1 teaspoon 5mlLemon zest
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons 20mlDiced red bell pepper
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Mix the blue cheese salad dressing with the lemon zest and lemon juice; hold aside.

Broil or saute the cod fillets, turning 1 time until cooked through. Fish should be opaque but barely translucent in the center. Cooking time will vary depending on cooking method and thickness of fish, but should take between 4 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil, add the orzo and cook to al dente (about 8 to 10 minutes). Cool by running under cold water. Drain well and set aside.

Flake the cooled cod fillets. Place cod flakes, cucumber slices and orzo in a mixing bowl. Add the dressing mixture and green onion slices; mix well. Taste, adding salt and pepper as necessary.

Place 2 lettuce leaves each on 4 chilled plates. Divide the salad among the 4 plates. Garnish with 1 teaspoon of red bell pepper and 1 lemon wedge.

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