Doesn't this look intriguing? Inviting? Surely there's about a 95% chance that "wild salmon in yogurt and mint sauce, with orzo pasta, spinach, and zucchini" is more interesting than whatever you made for dinner last night, right?
First, consider how it actually looks, compared to that package photo:
(That's half of what was in the package, after baking per the directions. The other half was on Nina's plate.)
Can the salmon be said to be "in" yogurt and mint sauce if there is so little of it that it looks like--well, this is a family-friendly blog, so you can use your own imagination as to what that sprinkling of white stuff on the fish looks like.
How about flavor?
Sadly, the Trader Joe's Blandification Committee spent weeks, maybe months, crafting this dish to their view of perfection--which means extruding every last bit of flavor out of the thing. Without exaggeration, it was the most taste-free salmon I've ever had. I detected exactly zero taste of either mint or yogurt. That mess underneath was gelatinous pasta with some green stuff mixed in. The box says the green stuff should have been spinach and zucchini, but when it has no flavor at all, who can be sure?
I think the only thing that can be said in its defense is that it isn't too expensive: $4.79 for a two-person portion.
In every other way, this is a monumental Trader Joe's fail.
Will I buy it again?
Not on your life.
Well, this was a gigantic disappointment.
ZERO EVIDENCE OF ANY YOGURT/MINT SAUCE in the actual serving. The orzo tasted vaguely green but was distressingly mushy. The salmon was a big goose-egg as well, in flavor and in texture.
The only reason this entree qualifies as serving two is because I disliked it enough to not finish it. If it were good it would be a decent sized single serving.