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One Tray Salmon Orzo Recipe by Guy Turland

This One Tray Salmon Orzo Recipe by Chef Guy Turland is the perfect meal for those who want to enjoy a delicious and healthy dinner without the hassle of too many dishes! With only one tray needed, this recipe is both easy to prepare and clean up, making it ideal for busy weeknights or when you want to impress your guests with minimal effort.

In addition to being quick and convenient, this dish also packs in a wealth of health benefits thanks to its star ingredient, salmon. Salmon is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining heart health, reducing inflammation, and supporting brain function. This One Tray Salmon Orzo Recipe is not only delicious, but it is also a nutritious choice for you and your loved ones.

Recipe Substitutes

Here are some ingredient substitutes that you can use in this One Tray Salmon Orzo Recipe:

  • Garlic: If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can use garlic powder or minced garlic in a jar.
  • Cherry tomatoes: If cherry tomatoes are not available, you can use diced regular tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes.
  • Pumpkin: If you don’t have pumpkin, you can use butternut squash, sweet potato, or even carrots.
  • Corn: Frozen or canned corn can be used as a substitute for fresh corn kernels.
  • Red chili: If you don’t like spicy food, you can omit the red chili or use bell peppers instead.
  • Olive oil: If you don’t have olive oil, you can use any other cooking oil, such as canola oil or avocado oil.
  • Thyme: If you don’t have fresh thyme, you can use dried thyme or other herbs like rosemary or basil.
  • Chicken stock or water: You can use vegetable stock or broth as a substitute for chicken stock or water.
  • Peas: If you don’t have fresh or frozen peas, you can use green beans or edamame.
  • Lemon rind: If you don’t have lemon rind, you can use grated lemon zest or omit it altogether.


1 clove garlic, minced
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
1⁄2 cup pumpkin, diced fine
1⁄2 cup corn, kernels removed
1 red chili, thinly sliced
2 tbs olive oil
1⁄2 tsp thyme, leaves picked
1 cup orzo, uncooked
1 1⁄2 cups chicken stock or water
1 cup peas
300g Tassal Fresh Tassie Salmon, skin on
Rind of 2 lemons

Guy’s Tip – you can swap all veggies for two cups of mixed frozen vegetables if you prefer.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (390F) degrees.
  2. In a baking tray toss together the garlic clove, cherry tomatoes, diced pumpkin, corn, sliced chili, thyme and olive oil. Once combined, bake for 15 minutes until golden and blistered.
  3. Top with orzo, peas, stock, salmon* and lemon rind and bake for another 15-20 minutes until orzo has absorbed all liquid and your salmon is cooked through. *Make sure to remove salmon skin prior to cooking.
  4. Once cooked, break your salmon apart using two forks so it’s in small, shredded pieces and fold it through. Serve immediately.

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