Moroccan Salmon with Apricot Couscous

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $5.26
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1 - 12oz filetSalmon or Steelhead Trout or Arctic Char
1Onion, thinly sliced
2Carrots, thinly sliced
3Garlic Cloves
2 tbspMoroccan Spice Mixture
1/2 tspSea Salt
Apricot Couscous
1 cupWhole Wheat Couscous
1/4 cupDried Apricots, finely chopped
1 tbspMoroccan Spice Mixture
1/4 cupFresh Cilantro or Mint, roughly chopped
Moroccan Spice Mixture
1 tbspCoriander, ground
1 tbspSweet Paprika
2 tspCumin, ground /td>
2 tspCinnamon, ground
2 tspGinger, ground
2 tspTurmeric, ground
2 tbspOlive Oil


  1. For the Moroccan spice mixture. Toast all the ground spices in a pan until fragrant. Add to a bowl and mix well with olive oil to form a thin paste.
  2. For the couscous, add whole wheat couscous, spice mixture and apricots to a bowl. Stir in 1 cup of boiling water, cover with a plate to trap the steam. Let sit for 5 minutes, remove plate and fluff with a fork. Add chopped herbs and season to taste.
  3. For the salmon, pour about 2 tbsp of the paste all over the salmon. If you have time, let it sit in the refrigerator to marinate for up to 1 hour.
  4. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add fish and sear on both sides for about 2 minutes. Remove and set on a plate.
  5. Add onion, carrots and garlic cooking another 3 minutes until softened. Add half a lemon to the pan cut side down.
  6. Add salmon back on top and turn the heat down to low.
  7. Pour in a ¼ cup of water, cover with a lid and allow to cook for about 6 to 7 minutes or until the fish is cooked through flakes apart easily.
  8. Serve with couscous. Top with lemon 


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·         Omega-3s can help lower triglycerides (an unhealthy type of fat in the blood), and may increase HDL (healthy cholesterol levels in the blood), which can reduce heart disease risk.

·         Foods rich in Omega- 3s include cold-water fish such as salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic char, mackerel and sardines. Aim for 2-3 servings (one serving is the size of your palm) of cooked fish per week. Seeds such as flax, chia, hemp and walnuts are also excellent sources of omega-3s, as are their oils. ​