Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous

Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter CouscousRecipe
Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Fire up the grill for dinner tonight. Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous offers the perfect pairing for a hassle-free, great-tasting weeknight meal.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salmon fillet and 1/2 cup couscous)
Total time: 40 Minutes

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Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 457
Fat 15 g
Satfat 4.9 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 4.1 g
Protein 41.2 g
Carbohydrate 35.8 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 104 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 556 mg
Calcium 47 mg


2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 cup uncooked couscous
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
Cooking spray


1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Add nuts; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add couscous; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add wine and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; stir in rind, juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper.

3. Combine white pepper and next 4 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon salt) in a small bowl. Coat salmon fillets with cooking spray. Sprinkle fillets with spice mixture. Place salmon on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with couscous.