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Salmon in white wine sauce with orzo, black kale and yellow bell pepper recipe

Part I of our Chef’s Plate Order

In a post last week, I mentioned that I was breaking our Crash Cash Diet because I had come across a promo code for Chef’s Plate.

How Chef’s Plate works:

  1. You select from scrumptious meals online. We selected Salmon in a White Wine Sauce as well as Steak and Roasted Tarragon Potatoes.
  2. They deliver to your door everything you need to cook your selected meals – all the portioned ingredients and a pretty nifty recipe card. I love that includes the difficulty, the prep time and the calories per serving!
  3. You follow the instructions and voilà!

Now here’s the kicker: if you use promo code #2mealsFromU55, you’ll get your first 4 meals free! All you have to pay is $6 for shipping within Ontario.

I had forgotten my phone at home today, so I came home over lunch and was pleasantly surprised to see the delivery at my front door, well-packed in insulated bags with reusable ice packs!


I was so excited to unpack the box, I ran out of time to eat. How ironic!

In the box were the two recipe cards, the meat for my two meals, plus individual bags of all the other ingredients, all pre-portioned. And since Valentine’s Day is coming up, they also included a super cute Valentine’s card, a Reservation and Menu card, and a little baggie of candies. What a nice touch!

My husband had decided he would try to make it, and who was I to protest? 🙂 Although I am almost always the cook, I’d have to admit, I was pretty impressed! For anyone else interested in trying it, I’ve included the recipe below. Enjoy!


Salmon in White Wine Sauce with Orzo, Black Kale and Yellow Bell Pepper

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 bunch black kale
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup orzo
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • oil
  • salt and pepper



Step 1: Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil. Add the orzo. Cook 7 minutes until orzo is soft but firm to the bite. Strain.


Step 2: Wash and dry all produce.

Step 3: Remove black kale leaves from ribs. Roughly chop leaves and discard ribs.

Step 4: Cut roma tomatoes into wedges.

Step 5: Remove the stem and seeds from the yellow bell pepper. Cut it into 1 inch pieces.

Step 6: Halve and peel the yellow onion, then dice.

Step 7: In a large frying pan, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil over medium high heat.When the oil starts to shimmer, add the yellow onion and yellow bell pepper. Cook 4 minutes, tossing occasionally, until softened.

Step 8: Add the roma tomatoes and black kale. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until kale is wilted and soft.

Step 9: Set pan aside. Add cooked orzo to the pan with the vegetables and toss to combine.


Step 10: In a medium frying pan, add 1 tbsp cooking oil over medium high heat.

Step 11: Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

Step 12: When oil starts to shimmer, add the salmon. Cook 2 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Remove salmon from pan and reserve cooking juices.

White Wine Sauce:

Step 13: In the pan used for the salmon, add the white wine. Bring to a boil, cook 1 minute until reduced by about half. Add the butter and swirl to melt and combine. Remove pan from heat.

Step 14: Plate the orzo with the vegetables and salmon. Add the white wine sauce on top.



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