The subtle, nutty flavor of quinoa goes well with steamed salmon and Moroccan spices.




  • Rinse quinoa under coldwater. In a small saucepan,bring water and 1/4 tsp. salt toa boil. Add quinoa and carrotsand bring to a boil, thenreduce heat and simmer,covered, for 20 minutes. Letquinoa rest, covered, for 10minutes, then fluff with a fork.

  • Combine cilantro, garlic,lemon juice, olive oil, cumin,chile flakes, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a food processor. Processuntil smooth.

  • Lightly season salmon withsalt. Brush bottom of a metalsteamer basket with oil. (Ifusing a bamboo steamer, linebottom with a large leaf of lettuceor a piece of parchmentpaper.) Arrange fish in steamerand set over boiling water,covered, for 6 to 9 minutes,or until fish is cooked through.

  • Lift fish out of steamer.Serve over quinoa. Spoon cilantrosauce on top and garnishwith fresh cilantro leaves.