Alaska Cod, Orzo and Cucumber Salad


  • 1 lb cod fillet
  • 2 cucumbers peeled and seeded.
  • 1 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • ¼ cup thinly-sliced green onion
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • ½ cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp diced red bell pepper
  • salt to taste
  • freshly-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix the blue cheese salad dressing with the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  2. Broil or sauté the cod fillet, fish should be opaque but barely translucent in the center.
  3. Bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil, add the orzo and cook to al dente (about 8 to 10 minutes).
  4. Flake the cooled cod fillet.
  5. Place cod flakes, cucumber slices and orzo in a mixing bowl.
  6. Add the dressing mixture and green onion slices; mix well.
  7. Taste, adding salt and pepper as necessary.
  8. Place 2 lettuce leaves each on 4 chilled plates.
  9. Divide the salad among the 4 plates.
  10. Garnish with 1 teaspoon of red bell pepper and 1 lemon wedge.
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