Baked Salmon with Creamy Orzo



1/2 cup Bacon, cut into 1/4” pieces
1/2 Medium Onion, chopped
2 Celery Stalks, thinly sliced
1 cup Orzo
1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest, plus 1 tbsp Fresh juice
3 cups low-sodium Chicken Broth
Salt & Pepper
1/2 tsp ground coriander
4 skinless Salmon Fillets (4 ounces each)
1/2 small head Radicchio, cored and sliced


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine bacon, onion, and celery in a large straight-sided skillet over medium-high; cook, stirring, until bacon is beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
Add orzo; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and broth; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until orzo is tender and liquid has nearly evaporated, 8 minutes.
Stir together coriander, zest, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Season fish with spice mixture and nestle into orzo in skillet; cover and transfer to oven.
Bake until fish is just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes; transfer fish to a plate. Let orzo cool 5 minutes, then stir in radicchio with remaining 1/2 cup celery just until wilted.
Return fish to skillet and serve, with lemon wedges.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017