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Salmon with Couscous Pilaf

The couscous does not need to be cooked before going into the baking dish; it will steam in the oven along with the fish and vegetables.

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  • Servings: 4
Salmon with Couscous Pilaf

Source: Everyday Food, March 2005

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

Reviews (9)

  • bikracer 31 May, 2013

    This looks delicious except for the huge amount of salt. When I make it I will definitely cut down on the salt. That may be part of the reason the last reviewer didn't like the dish. :)

  • Eat Only If Its Oh So Good 1 May, 2013

    This meal was so dry and all of the spices combined gave off an unappealing smell. I have no thoughts of how to fix this meal so that it's edible for my family. All 4 of us couldn't get past a couple of bites. We threw it in the trash. Not worth the calories.

  • iinnaa 25 Dec, 2010

    Looks fancy and tastes delicious, but is so easy to make, perfect to serve at your dinner party. A couple of notes though -- the prep time took longer, about an hour, and I had my husband help me with the carrots because we were running short on time. Also, make sure to rinse the raisins before putting them in. Finally, make sure to use the exact size pan specified, I used one with bigger surface area, because that's all I had on hand, and the couscous came out a bit dry, but still very good.

  • peggysu 16 Feb, 2009

    I use bulgar intead of couscous, it is a bit heartier and I didn't have raisens so I used dried cranberries. Very flavorful!

  • lululili101 13 Oct, 2008

    What a wonderful, easy

  • rebellemichelle 20 May, 2008

    I love this recipe so much! My husband completely hated it but he's pretty picky. I seriously could eat this once a week. I forgot the mint but it was still so good and I bet it would be better with the mint.

  • teno 11 Apr, 2008

    very good! i only used 3 carrots but otherwise followed recipe exactly and am very happy with it. quick and easy. 10 minutes and into the oven.

  • texasred 2 Apr, 2008

    Absolutely delicious! Easy too, although prep time is much longer than 15 minutes - unless you are a professional chef and can chop a pound of carrots with lightening speed.

  • texasred 2 Apr, 2008

    Absolutely delicious! Easy too, although prep time is much longer than 15 minutes - unless you are a professional chef and can chop a pound of carrots with lightening speed.

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