Harissa Salmon Recipe

Looking for an easy Harissa Salmon recipe? Learn how to make Harissa Salmon using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fatuma205

Makes 4 servings



Fish is a source of good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids, and brown rice is a smart alternative to white rice. You also could serve the fish over whole wheat couscous or pasta. Harissa is a spicy Tunisian condiment that also pairs well with chicken. Our homemade version, which you can prepare a day or two ahead and refrigerate, is a bit milder than the fiery canned harissa you'd find in Middle Eastern markets. Add more chile paste if you want to turn up the heat.

Recipe Ingredients for Harissa Salmon

1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 Cooking spray
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt

Rice:
1 1/2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt

Salmon:
24 ounce salmon fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Lemon slices (optional)

Recipe Directions for Harissa Salmon

  1. To prepare harissa, place caraway seeds in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Remove from pan. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes or until tender. Add coriander; cook 1 minute. Combine caraway seeds, garlic mixture, bell pepper, chile paste, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender or mini food processor; process until smooth.

  2. To prepare rice, cook rice, cumin, and rind, according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Remove from heat; add cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss gently. Cover and keep warm.

  3. Preheat oven to 400.

  4. To prepare salmon, heat a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle salmon with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add salmon to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn fish over; spread harissa evenly over fish. Bake at 400 for 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with rice. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish, Middle Eastern, Halal

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 259.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
619
Calories from Fat
209
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.2g
36%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
107mg
36%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
893mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
56.1g
19%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
43.3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 6% 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
A-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
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