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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Servings Per Recipe 4
- Amount Per serving
- Calories 413
- % Daily values *
- 10% Saturated Fat 2g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Monounsaturated Fat 7g
- 22% Cholesterol 66mg
- 22% Potassium 767mg
- 15% Sodium 368mg
- 12% Dietary Fiber 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.
|Total Fat||Less than||65g||80g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||20g||25g|
Recipe by EatingWell.com
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