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Glazed Salmon with Couscous

Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Lindsey Lower

 

Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1/2 cup couscous)
You can't beat this quick weeknight dinner of Glazed Salmon with Couscous. It's table-ready in 25 minutes. Glazing the salmon before cooking keeps it moist; a second-coat later lets the sweet-tangy sauce shine.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 467
  • fat 13.2 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 5.1 g
  • polyfat 3.7 g
  • protein 42 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 93 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 455 mg
  • calcium 36 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and couscous; cover. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in dill, rind, and juice.

  3. Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and butter; swirl until butter melts. Add shallots; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes; stir in mustard and brown sugar. Remove pan from heat.

  4. Arrange fillets, skin sides down, on a jelly-roll pan lined with foil coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle fillets with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread half of mustard mixture evenly over fillets. Broil 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Spread remaining half of mustard mixture over fillets. Serve fish with couscous.

Cook's Notes

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