Salmon with lemon-cilantro vinaigrette

>> Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Here is a 15-minute meal you have got to add to your recipe box.  If you like salmon, you will love this combo.  Salmon with lemon-cilantro vinaigrette was the perfect choice for tonight's menu and was so fast, I am done and blogging about it before 8 o'clock!

All you need for this delicious dish is:

1 10-ounce box couscous (1 1/2 cups)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound of boneless, skinless salmon (if there is skin on the bottom, it will come off easily after cooking)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Kosher salt and black pepper
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or one lemon squeezed)

Cook the couscous according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Season the salmon with the paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

In a small bowl, combine the cilantro, scallions, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.  Drizzle over the salmon and couscous.  Enjoy!!

2 comments:

Ed Schenk January 27, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

This looks like a very tasty recipe. I also love to cook salmon (I like my skin crisp).
The only thing I can add is that to stop cooking the salmon just before you think it is done. Let it rest and it will continue cooking.It will come out perfect.

SashaInTheKitchen February 6, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

Looks terrific - I always love great salmon recipes.

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