Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salmon fillet and 1/2 cup couscous)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

jspicest's Review

August 26, 2013
Meh. I don't know what I did wrong, but the couscous had way too much liquid (maybe because I used Israeli couscous?) and was just kind of blah. The salmon was pretty good, though. And preparation was fast. Still nothing to write home about, as far as I could tell.

LDombeck's Review

August 22, 2013

carol329's Review

July 16, 2013
Made for dinner last night and my husband could not stop raving about it. Very flavorful and will be making this again. I use Israeli couscous....we like the texture more than normal couscous. Also I used a grill pan indoors....too hot outside for the regular grill and it worked perfectly! I followed the recipe exactly.

zimmerec's Review

March 05, 2013
Our grill was out of gas, so I put the salmon in parchment paper bags and cooked in the oven on 350º for about 10 minutes - it was still fantastic! The couscous was so delicious, my husband wants me to save the recipe just to make the couscous again!

TCUnurse's Review

August 13, 2012

StacyYC's Review

July 17, 2012
Really yummy. Only thing I would change: I would cut the amount of salt in the couscous in half - it was a little too strong for my taste. I also made the grilled summer squash that was recommended with this recipe. Easy dinner, mostly on the grill, which was great on the very hot night I made this.

Kellielc7's Review

July 12, 2012

leticantu768's Review

July 08, 2012

eppercival's Review

June 25, 2012

icancookthat's Review

May 01, 2012
I loved the seasoning on the salmon, lots of flavor without overwhelming the fish. I burnt the pine nuts but they were still edible and the rest of the couscous was really tasty! Check out my post with step-by-step photos at