Cinnamon rubbed salmon with couscous & harissa yogurt

Cinnamon rubbed salmon with couscous & harissa yogurt

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A superhealthy fish supper that's on the table in under half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
557
protein
41g
carbs
49g
fat
23g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
21g
salt
0.78g

Ingredients

  • 100g couscous
  • 2 tbsp sultanas
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus a large pinch
  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 heaped tbsp harissa paste
  • 170g tub 0% fat Greek yogurt

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Method

  1. Heat the grill. Put the couscous, sultanas, most of the coriander, 1 tsp cinnamon and some seasoning in a bowl. Pour over the hot vegetable stock and set aside for 5 mins to soak.
  2. Mix together the pinch of cinnamon, honey and oil. Sit the salmon in a baking tray, spread over the honey mixture and season. Cook under a hot grill for about 8 mins until the fish is cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, swirl together the harissa and yogurt. Fluff up the couscous with a fork and serve with the fish and yogurt, sprinkled with the remaining coriander alongside some green beans, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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tillyfloss80's picture
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Strange but good!
This is actually a really nice dish, although I think it's probably the Harissa yogurt that makes it, might have to try it on other dishes. I tend to use slightly less cinnamon as can be overpowering. I too bake the salmon in the oven in a foil parcel, lovely.

Alessya19's picture
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I made this last Sunday for a family lunch. I made the mistake of grilling it, which wasn't so good because the fish broke and all the tasty juices were lost. Next time I will bake it. But, all in all, it was still good. At the end of our meal I realized that I did not made enough, because everybody wanted more. The couscous was absolutely great.

kapatu's picture
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Very tasty!!! Will be doing this often. Easy, quick and delicious!!!

saiz's picture
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This dish is absolutely lovely. Very much enjoyed by me and my husband. One of our favourites so far.

christinap2's picture
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the salmon was quite bland when i made this so it was a shame, but the yoghurt helped a bit with that (only needed a tiny bit though for 2 people) the couscous with cinnamon was a really nice change and tasted lovely; will use the cous cous again for sure!

lizleicester's picture
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Delicious, quick and easy. Not everyone was quite sure about the cinnamon in the couscous.

ashencircle's picture
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I love this recipe - I find it's little more than 10 minutes from entering kitchen to table. Put the marinade on the salmon, put it in the oven (I baked rather than grilled), then the rest can be prepared in the 10 mins while its cooking. A delicious meal that looks like you've spent ages on it. Firmly inserted into my repertoire!

KochinVeronica's picture
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Just brilliant!

bikertim's picture
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Brilliant, tasty,quick. Recommended.

allendeath's picture
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This was lovely. I cooked it last night and left out the sultanas in the couscous as I didn't have any. It was so tasty and really different to our usual Thai or itallian salmon dishes. We will make this again. The Morroccan Carrots were perfect with it. I used less olive oil to keep it a bit healthier a plenty of oil in salmon. Delicious.

eleanormayo's picture
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I made this last night, but tweaked it slightly, leaving out the sultanas and honey and used the juice of half a lime with the cinnamon and olive oil for the salmon - a lovely light dish that both I and my flatmate enjoyed.

Lovely72's picture
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Nice dish, very easy to make so great for midweek. I only used half the tub of yogurt which was plenty for us, added a large tsp of harissa. Will be making again

indieprincess's picture
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One of my midweek favourites - so quick to make, healthy and tasty too

jweg1210's picture
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I'm clearly in a minority here - this was edible but a piece of plain salmon would have been so much nicer.

cookpauline's picture
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I love these quick, healthy recipes. A sure favourite here!

rtennis's picture
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So quick and easy and really delicious. Will definitely be making this one again. I left out the sultanas but don't think it made much difference.

globaholic's picture
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Really delicious - family favourite. I bake the salmon in the oven for about 20 miuntes for a sweeter smelling kitchen!

denisejay's picture
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Wow, what a tasty dish and so quick and easy to make too! I've never used harissa paste before and was (pleasantly) surprised by its hotness, although my partner found it too hot (the lightweight:-)). I used a lightly smoked salmon and served up with cucumber and spring onions to cool things down a little. Absolutely lovely. I'll be cooking this one again sometime soon.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This worked really well and very quick to put together. I wrapped my salmon in foil and baked in a hot oven for 20 minutes instead of grilling.

sarahjbayley's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous, my man even asked to have it again.Really quick after work.

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