weeknight gourmet

Salmon with Couscous Pilaf

Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine is great source for easy weeknight meals.  I have been a loyal subscriber ever since I picked up their inaugural issue at the supermarket checkout.

Here’s a one-pot salmon recipe from a 2005 issue that I have made a number of times.  The recipe couldn’t be easier or more healthy!

Salmon with Couscous Pilaf
Everyday Food

  • 1 pound carrots (about 6 medium), quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/8 inch thick diagonally
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a 9-by-13-inch baking pan, mix together carrots, couscous, almonds, raisins, mint, oil, 1 1/4 cups water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Place salmon fillets on top of couscous mixture; season generously with salt and pepper. Cover pan with foil; bake until fish is opaque throughout, 30 to 35 minutes.

Transfer fish to plates. Fluff couscous with a fork; serve with fish and lemon wedges.

Serves 4

 

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2 Responses to “Salmon with Couscous Pilaf”

  1. Elissa Schpero says:

    This sounds delicious! I love salmon though it’s not a household favorite 🙂 Could you recommend another fish to substitute?

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