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Orzo (Risoni) Prawn Salad

Serves: 6


¼ cup olive oil

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 onion, chopped

1 rib celery, chopped

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 ½ tsp ground cumin

1 ½ tsp ground turmeric

2 tsp sriracha hot sauce

4 cups fish stock

2 bay leaves

1 cup Orzo (Risoni) pasta or other small pasta

500g or ½ kilo snapper, kingfish or trevally fillets cut into bite sized chunks

2 tbsp parsley plus extra for garnishing

2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and celery and cook for 10 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the tomato paste, cumin, turmeric and hot sauce. Cook stirring constantly for about 30 seconds.

  2. Pour in the fish stock and add the bay leaves. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Add the orzo or small pasta to the liquid and cook for 3 minutes until al dente. Add in the chunks of fish and cook gently for 4-5 minutes or until the fish is opaque. Gently stir in the lemon juice and parsley. Season to taste. Garnish with extra parsley and serve with warm pita bread. ENJOY