Seasoned Salmon over Raisin Couscous

 

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A great alternative to rice is couscous, the food so nice they named it twice. Couscous has been a staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern diets for centuries. It’s lighter and fluffier than rice and when eaten, it does not leave you with that overstuffed feeling. When accompanied by a finely seasoned piece of salmon, it makes for a symphony of delight and flavor in your taste buds that will have you asking for second and third helpings.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes for couscous

10 Minutes for salmon

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 pieces of salmon

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon of dill

10oz of couscous

½ cup of raisins

2 ¼ cups of water or stock (preferably fish or vegetable)

½ cup of crumbled feta

Instructions

            For the salmon

  • Mix the salt, pepper, and dill in a bowl
  • Season both sides of the salmon with the spices
  • Add butter to pan and set to medium flame
  • Cook the salmon for 5 minutes on each side

For the couscous

  • Add the water, or stock, into a sauce pan over a medium-high heat
  • Wait until it starts to boil
  • Add the couscous and stir. Let cook for a little
  • Add the raisins and feta and stir once more
  • When water has evaporated, remove from heat and let sit. At this point it will be nice and fluffy.
  • Plate the couscous and add the salmon on top
  • Enjoy

 

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