Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous Recipe

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Submitted by sperryjames

Makes 4 servings



Yogurt sauce flavored with lemon, cumin and cilantro tops this Indian-inspired grilled salmon and apricot couscous. Try this quick, easy recipe for entertaining. Serve with steamed snap peas and a glass of Gewurztraminer.

Recipe Ingredients for Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
3 scallions, sliced, greens and whites separated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup whole-wheat couscous
1 pound salmon fillet, preferably wild Pacific, skinned and cut into 4 portions
1/4 cup chopped toasted cashews

Recipe Directions for Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous

  1. PREPARATION

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler.

  3. Combine yogurt, scallion greens, lemon juice, cilantro, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.

  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add apricots, ginger, scallion whites and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover and let stand until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  5. Meanwhile, rub salmon with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. If grilling, oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill or broil the salmon until browned and just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with the couscous, topped with the yogurt sauce and cashews

Categories

Fish, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 315.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
516
Calories from Fat
202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.4g
34%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Sodium
540mg
22%
Potassium
748mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
43.4g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
34.2g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 11% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
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