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    Salmon fillets with almond crab crust & orzo pea salad

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients

    50g almonds, skins on, toasted
    2 x 100g packs Seafood & Eat It Fifty Fifty Cornish Crab
    50g dried white breadcrumbs
    2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
    4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
    3 x 280g pack Waitrose 2 Scottish Salmon Fillets
    275g orzo pasta
    150g peas, fresh or frozen
    Zest of 2 lemons and juice of 1
    75g bag pea shoots
    Lemon wedges, to serve

    Method

    1. Roughly chop the toasted almonds. Put in a bowl, mix in the crabmeat, breadcrumbs, tarragon and 2 tablespoons oil. Season.

    2. Place the salmon, skin side down, in a lined baking tray. Top the fillets with the crab mixture, pressing down firmly. Bake for 20 minutes.

    3. Meanwhile, cook the orzo in a pan of water for 10 minutes until al dente, adding the peas for the last 3-4 minutes. Drain. Whisk the lemon zest and juice and remaining oil in a large bowl.

    4. Toss the orzo and pea mixture and pea shoots in the bowl with the dressing. Season. Spoon onto a platter, top with the salmon, drizzle with oil and serve with lemon wedges.

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