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Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/2 cup couscous)
Serve this entrée with roasted or stir-fried asparagus.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 401
  • caloriesfromfat 35 %
  • fat 15.4 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 6.4 g
  • polyfat 4.8 g
  • protein 33.3 g
  • carbohydrate 30.1 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 65 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 503 mg
  • calcium 106 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Combine sesame seeds, rind, and salt in a shallow dish. Drizzle oil over fish. Dredge fish in sesame mixture. Place the fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

  3. While the fish is cooking, bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in onions, juice, and salt. Serve with fish.