Quick Salmon with Couscous

    30 minutes

    A delicious salmon recipe full of the flavours of fresh tomatoes and coriander. It's easy to prepare - the salmon is just sauteed with all the ingredients at once and served over couscous.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 salmon steaks
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
    • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
    • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander
    • 2 cups (500ml) boiling water
    • 1 cup uncooked couscous

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Place salmon in the frypan and season with garlic, lemon pepper and salt. Pour 1/4 cup (65ml) water around salmon. Place tomatoes and coriander in the frypan. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.
    2. Bring 2 cups (500ml) water to boil in a pot. Remove from heat and mix in couscous. Cover and let sit 5 minutes. Serve the cooked salmon over couscous and drizzle with sauce from frypan.

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    My husband raved about this recipe; he said it was the best salmon he'd ever eaten! I liked it a lot too. I made just a couple of changes. I used about half of the olive oil and butter the recipe called for; I don't think you need the extra fat. I also used fresh lemon juice and regular pepper instead of the lemon pepper. I sauteed some minced garlic in the butter/oil, then added the salmon (seasoned with salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice). I also used fresh baby dill instead of cilantro and didn't use as much as the recipe called for, maybe 1/2 cup. The dill gave it a nice, mellow flavor. The salmon came out flaky and light, and none of the flavors were overwhelming. We will definitely be having this again! Let me just add that we had two pieces of fish (about 4-5 oz each). If I were to do this for four pieces, I'd definitely double the sauce; it was just enough for two pieces in the proportions listed.  -  17 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I omitted the tomatoes and didn't bother with the couscous because we didn't have any. Let me be the first to say that this recipe is very tasty! The lemon pepper gives it a nice herby flavor with some zip. Thanks for sharing!  -  19 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Easy fast delicious recipe. No cous cous. The left over sauce is delicious over mash potatoes.  -  02 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)