Orzo with Smoked Trout

orzo smoked trout
Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
6

Shallots, smoked trout, pea shoots and orzo are combined in a cream sauce to create an appetizer that's finished in mere minutes. It requires little prep and even less cooking time.

Ingredients

2 tbsp. butter
3 shallots, minced
4 oz. smoked trout, flaked
3⁄4 cup heavy cream
2 cups cooked orzo pasta
4 oz. pea shoots, divided
Fresh ground pepper
 

Steps

1. Melt butter in large saute pan. Add shallots and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

2. Add trout and stir to coat well with other ingredients.

3. Stir in cream and bring to a simmer; cook until slightly reduced and thickened. Add 3 ounces pea shoots; cook until wilted. Stir in orzo to heat through; season with pepper.

4. For service, portion orzo onto small plate; garnish with remaining pea shoots.
 

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