This is one of my favorite recipes, although I usually change the salmon for cod or the mussels for clams, this continues to be my favorite combination.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $32.13 or $10.71 PER SERVING
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: This Pasta is NOT Gluten Free
Ingredients for the seafood: $26.84
3 salmon filet cut in approx. 2” size ($7.50)
1 lb. of cooked Mussels meat ($4.99)
1 - 12oz. bag of raw shrimp clean, deveined and tails removed ($5.75)
2 tbsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.60)
1 tbsp. Angie’s Dry seasoning (.40)
1 tsp. Garlic powder (.10)
Ingredients for the Orzotto: $5.29
1 ½ c. orzo (.99)
1 tbsp. Achióte or Basting olive oil (.40)
1 ½ tsp. Angie’s dry seasoning (.40)
1 tbsp. Garlic powder (.10)
3 large garlic cloves, chopped (.40)
3 c. Chicken stock ($3.00)
Prep and season the seafood with 2 tbsp. of basting olive oil, 1 tbsp. of my dry seasoning and 1 tsp. Garlic powder. Sauté briefly in a skillet and set aside.
To cook the Orzotto, on a med size skillet, add the basting olive oil and the chopped garlic, sauté briefly over medium heat.
Add the 1 ½ c. of orzo, sauté briefly and add the dry seasoning. Stir.
Carefully, add at least 2 c. of the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes to soften the grain. It will be moist, not dry at all.
Meantime, when the Orzotto is al dente, open the mussels pack and add them to the Orzotto with its sauce. If the orzo looks a bit dry, add more stock until it looks like Risotto, very moist. Now, add all the seafood, and cook just until warm, about 3 to 4 minutes, remove from stove and get ready to plate.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Olive Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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