Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ginger-Glazed Salmon with Parsley & Lime Couscous

This is one of our favorite salmon recipes. It is actually Ted's recipe, so hopefully I have done it justice!  I think I made it almost as well as he does.  This is an incredibly easy and quick dinner, so another great option for a week night.  We asked to have our fish skinned when we bought it, which saved me some time when I went to cook it.  But if you like to keep the skin on your fish, that is fine as well.

Couscous is a pretty quick side to make, and the parsley and lime juice give it a little more flavor and interest. To tie the meal together with a green vegetable, I just steamed some fresh organic broccoli. Good steamed broccoli is so flavorful, it doesn't need anything added to it! Steaming the broccoli in a vegetable basket above boiling water in a covered pot is a great way to cook broccoli, so as not to lose nutrients to cooking water.

Ginger-Glazed Salmon with Parsley & Lime Couscous

Serves 4

Ginger-Glazed Salmon


1 pound wild salmon, skinned
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Fresh lime slices
Parsley for garnishing


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cut salmon into four 4oz pieces and place on foil-lined baking sheet.

3. Mix together brown sugar and ginger until evenly combined.  Spread evenly on each piece of salmon. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and squeeze fresh lime juice on salmon, or serve with lime wedges.

Parsley & Lime Couscous


1 1/4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup couscous
2 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup organic parsley, chopped
Juice of 1/2 fresh lime


1. Bring vegetable stock to a boil in sauce pan. Stir in couscous and olive oil; remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

2. Mix in chopped parsley and lime juice.

What are the nutritional benefits of this meal? Salmon gives nice dose of omega-3s and protein. Couscous is a good source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, and the mineral selenium. Broccoli is packed with vitamins C and K, and is also a good source of folate and calcium.

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