Baked Salmon Over Couscous Salad


Needed a quick meal tonight and it was too cold and rainy to use the grill, so I decided to whip up a dill salmon rub. I spiced up a sun-dried tomato boxed couscous with some extra sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts. This made a nice bed for the salmon on the plate and was a great compliment to the fish. We topped it with some spinach, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, green onions, and feta (not listed in ingredients - feel free to spice it up however you'd like!).

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon, divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. dill
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1.5 lb. fresh salmon
  • 1 box sun-dried tomato couscous
  • 1/2 cup jar sun-dried tomatoes soaked in olive oil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Directions

SALMON:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Rub fish with olive oil.
  3. Douse top of fish with 1/2 of the lemon juice.
  4. Combine salt, pepper, dill, red pepper, lemon pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub on top of fish.
  5. Cover salmon in aluminum foil and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the fat begins to cook out of the fish. After the initial 1o minutes, cover the fish with the remaining lemon juice.
COUSCOUS:
  1. Cook couscous according to box directions
  2. Add sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts

2 comments:

Grace said...

how wonderfully refreshing! i'm particularly enamored of the couscous salad, mostly because of the sun-dried tomatoes. they're an ingredient that can do no wrong. :)

Kevin said...

That sounds like a really tasty meal. Salmon is good for quick and tasty meals.

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