Mangos and peppers were made for each other….

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Tonight we’re having guests for dinner.  A simple menu: Orange Roughy lightly  dredged in egg and milk than coated with Panko to which I’ve added some finely grated Asiago Parmesan.  This is then cooked in a grill pan in our gas grill.  Takes only 2-3 minutes per side.  Flip it once – and only once – and take care not to overcook the fish!

Accompany this with Orzo – my way – and you’ve got a great summer supper.  Throw in a salad and it’s complete!

So what’s “Orzo – My Way?”  So very glad you asked,  here ya go:

Orzo – Christine’s way

  • One small jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup red, orange or yellow (or combination) chopped           
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • One honey mango (or plain old regular mango – but the honey mangoes are amazing!)
  • Extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil

Swirl oil in a large fry pan and warm slightly. Sauté onion and peppers in oil for 3-4 minutes.  Add garlic and continue cooking for a few minutes.  Do not let garlic burn! Add 1.5 cups chicken or veggie stock and 1 cup orzo.  Bring to boil and simmer for 5- 6 minutes.  Remove from heat, keeping covered, let stand for 20 additional minutes, or until water is absorbed. You may also do this in a casserole dish, placing in a 350degree oven for 17 – 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add chopped mango for color and a touch of sweetness. 



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