Seared Tilapia & Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms & Salsa Verde

Seared Tilapia & Orzo Pasta

with Mushrooms & Salsa Verde

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This simple, flavorful dish pairs seared tilapia with orzo pasta tossed with tender mushrooms and our own zesty Italian salsa verde, which also makes for a bright finish when spooned over the fish just before serving.

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Seared Tilapia & Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms & Salsa Verde
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  • 2 Tilapia Fillets
  • 4 oz Orzo Pasta
  • 4 oz Cremini Mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsps All-Purpose Flour
  • ⅓ cup Salsa Verde
  • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

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Cook the pasta
1 Cook the pasta

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

2 Prepare & cook the mushrooms

Meanwhile, using a damp  paper towel, gently brush  off any dirt from the mushrooms; thinly slice. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the mushrooms are softened. Transfer to a bowl. Wipe out the pan.

Prepare & cook the mushrooms
Coat & cook the fish
3 Coat & cook the fish

On a large plate, combine the flour and spice blend. Season with salt and pepper. Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. Thoroughly coat the seasoned fish in the seasoned flour. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the coated fish (shaking off any excess coating before adding). Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

4 Finish the pasta & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked mushrooms, half the salsa verde, and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished pasta topped with the cooked fish and remaining salsa verde. Enjoy!

Finish the pasta & serve your dish