Salmon and Couscous Packets

Salmon and Couscous Packets Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos


Serves 4

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 488
Fat 22 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 34 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 84 mg
Sodium 671 mg


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 cup couscous
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
4 5-oz. salmon fillets


1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Warm 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in couscous, orange zest, 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 tsp. salt and bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, stir in cranberries and pistachios, and season with more salt, if desired.

2. Mist 4 large sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil with cooking spray. Mound some couscous in middle of each sheet. Top each with a salmon fillet. Drizzle with remaining oil and sprinkle with salt. Fold edges of packets together tightly on top to seal.

3. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake until salmon is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Carefully unfold packets to release steam, then serve.


September 2011
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