Salmon with Toasted Israeli Couscous

Salmon with Toasted Israeli Couscous

Makes: 4 servings, about 4 ounces salmon & 2/3 cup couscous each
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You need only one skillet for this meal of wild salmon fillets and Israeli couscous pilaf. For added fiber, look for Israeli couscous made with whole-wheat flour. Serve with roasted carrots and broccoli with cumin.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous, (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/4 pounds wild Alaskan salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 lemon wedges

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add couscous, bell pepper, pistachios, shallot and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the couscous is lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Stir in water. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon each parsley and oregano.
  2. Sprinkle salmon with pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place the salmon on top of the couscous, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook until the salmon is cooked through and the water is absorbed, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Serve garnished with herbs, if desired, and lemon wedges.

Tips & Notes

Tip: Look for Israeli couscous (sometimes called “pearl couscous” because of its larger granules) near other couscous or pasta in well-stocked supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 413
  • % Daily values *
  • 20% Total Fat 13g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • 22% Cholesterol 66mg
  • 22% Potassium 767mg
  • 15% Sodium 368mg
  • 12% Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • 12% Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Sugars 3g
  • 70% Protein 35g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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