If you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner option, this is it! This broiled harissa salmon and orzo recipe doesn't sacrifice on flavour one bit. As per usual, it's all about the sauces. In this case, the harissa and lime marinade for the salmon and the tahini lemon dressing for the orzo and to cool things down. Its kind of a complete mash-up of flavours and cuisines, but it works so well together.
Making this salmon and orzo dish is super simple and doesn't require much prep or cook time.
First, mix together the harissa glaze that you'll use for topping the salmon with.
Next, preheat the oven to broil on high. Add the salmon to a large baking dish and top with half of the harissa.
Then toss the asparagus with a drizzle more avocado oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the baking dish and scatter around the salmon. Top with lime slices.
Broil on high for five minutes. Remove and brush the remaining harissa on top of the salmon. Place back in the oven and broil for another four to six minutes, until the salmon is cooked through to your preference. If the asparagus isn't tender enough, remove the salmon and broil the asparagus for another one to two minutes.
Cook your orzo while the salmon is broiling. Simply, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and then add the orzo and cook for about eight to nine minutes. Drain and set aside.
Whisk together the tahini lemon dressing.
Pour half of the tahini dressing over the orzo and toss so combine.
When you're ready to serve, plate the orzo and top with large irregular pieces of salmon and the asparagus. Top with your garnishes (I love dill and mint) and serve with the extra tahini on the side.
Are you ready to make this easy and delicious harissa salmon and orzo? Let's get to it!
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This harissa glazed salmon and orzo recipe is quick and easy to make, but bursting with so much flavour.