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Asian Farro Medley with Salmon

Farro, shiitake mushrooms, and snap peas are sauteed with ginger, garlic and spices and served with wild salmon marinated with honey, lemon and soy sauce. Not only is this dish absolutely delicious, it’s also high in protein, omega-3’s and is ready in about 30 minutes.

I’ve been getting requests for more farro recipes. If you haven’t tried farro, it’s a wonderful ancient grain with a nutty texture that is usually found in health food stores. I buy the pearled variety which takes only about 20 minutes to make, and I actually prefer it over brown rice, especially since it’s ready so quick. If you can’t find farro, you can use brown rice or barley in it’s place.

Asian Farro Medley with Salmon
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 1/3 cups + 1 salmon fillet • Old Pts: 8 • Points+: 10 pts
Calories: 403 • Fat: 8 g • Carb: 55 g • Fiber: 7 g • Protein: 30 g • Sugar: 8 g
Sodium: 701 mg  • Cholesterol: 55 mg


  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 lemons, juice of
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 14 oz wild salmon fillets, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 cup pearled farro
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp sambal chili paste
  • 7 oz sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions, divided
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds


Mix honey, juice of half a lemon, garlic powder, and 1 tbsp of the soy sauce in bowl.  Add salmon to marinade and set aside in refrigerator up to 30 minutes turning once after 15 minutes; reserve the marinade.

To prepare the farro – add farro with 3 cups of water to sauce pan.  Boil on medium high, covered.  Lower heat to medium low and allow to cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or according to directions on package. If any water is left, drain and set aside.

While the farro is draining, in a large non-stick skillet, add te remaining ingredients: 2 tbsp soy sauce, oyster sauce, remaining lemon juice, crushed garlic, and Sambal Chili Paste.  Add mushrooms, ginger, snap peas, 1/4 cup scallions and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the farro and toss with the vegetables.

Meanwhile, heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat sprayed lightly with cooking spray, remove salmon from marinade but do not discard, cook salmon 2 minutes on each side then add the marinade, cover and cook on low heat 5 minutes. Serve the vegetables and farro in a dish and top with salmon, remaining scallions and sesame seeds.

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Farro and Sausage Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash

This simple savory stuffed acorn squash is easy to make and filled with the wonderful flavors of Fall.  The stuffing is made with farro, chicken sausage, mushrooms, celery, onions and sage &ndash; you’ll love this!

It doesn’t get easier than this: simply halve and hollow out acorn
squash, then season with salt and roast in the oven. Nothing like
warming up the kitchen on a blistery night with baked squash in the
oven. While that bakes make the stuffing on the stove, then when the
squash is ready fill it with the stuffing and serve &ndash; the results are a
soft, flavorful squash filled with savory goodness! 

In the Fall I love preparing squash, whether it’s butternut, pumpkin, spaghetti, or acorn and I’m always looking for great new ways to prepare it. I recently had a stuffed acorn squash at a restaurant that was pretty good, but in the back of my mind I kept thinking it would taste so much better with this farro stuffing, which I LOVE! This stuffing is an adaptation of this brown rice and sausage stuffing[1], which you could of course use instead of farro. I’ve also made it with barley and it was wonderful.

Farro is my favorite new grain &ndash; I love it’s chewy, nutty texture which holds
up perfectly in this stuffing, but farro does contain gluten so if you want to make this gluten-free, swap it out for brown rice. This is perfect for a weeknight meal, but would also make a nice addition to your Thanksgiving table. Simply eat with a spoon to scoop out all the wonderful squash with the stuffing in every bite &ndash; enjoy!

Farro and Sausage Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash
Servings: 6 • Size: 1/2 squash 1/2 cup stuffing • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 213 • Fat: 5 g • Protein: 10 g • Carb: 37 g • Fiber: 6 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 272 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 0 mg

  • 3 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds and fibers removed
  • olive oil spray (I used my mister)
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup uncooked pearled farro, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 links raw sweet Italian chicken sausage
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 sage leaves, chopped
  • parsley, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist the cut side of squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in a baking dish and add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of the pan. Cover and bake 50 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

Meanwhile, cook farro in chicken broth according to package directions.

While the farro is cooking, in a large saute pan cook chicken sausage on medium heat, breaking up the meat into small pieces as it cooks until the sausage is cooked through and is browned. Set aside on a dish.

Add olive oil to the pan and add the onion, sauté 1 minute, add the celery, salt and pepper to taste; cook until celery is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and sage to the pan, more salt and pepper if needed and cook, stirring 5 minutes, then cook covered for 2 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their juice and are cooked through. Return the cooled sausage and the cooked farro to the sauté pan and mix well.

Divide the farro stuffing evenly between the roasted acorn squash, garnish with parsley and serve.


  1. ^ brown rice and sausage stuffing (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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