Cinnamon rubbed salmon with couscous & harissa yogurt

Cinnamon rubbed salmon with couscous & harissa yogurt

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
A superhealthy fish supper that's on the table in under half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal557
  • fat23g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre1g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.78g


  • 100g couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 2 tbsp sultanas
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus a large pinch



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 heaped tbsp harissa paste
  • 170g tub 0% fat Greek yogurt


  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.

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19th Nov, 2015
Great recipe, just cleared our plates. I increased the salmon rub to maximise the flavour, it hit the right spot and will be repeated for sure. 8/10 first time round, brilliant!!!
19th Nov, 2015
Just cleared the plates, great recipe. It will certainly be repeated! I did increase the marinade quantity and rubbed it all over the fillets that had a skin, to maximise the flavour. Scored 8/10 for a frost time meal, brilliant!!!
Munkey's Mom
11th Feb, 2015
This was a delicious and fast dish to make! It will certainly become part of our family menu.
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28th Jul, 2014
Gorgeous! Loved the Harissa yogurt. Forgot to get the couscous, so substituted it with a flavoured rice which worked well but I can imagine the couscous would be better. So easy, came in from work and it was done in a flash. Highly recommended, even hubby positively commented without any encouragement - result!
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26th Jul, 2014
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.
17th Apr, 2014
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.
2nd Apr, 2014
Very tasty!!! Will be doing this often. Easy, quick and delicious!!!
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1st Apr, 2014
This dish is absolutely lovely. Very much enjoyed by me and my husband. One of our favourites so far.
31st Jan, 2013
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!
29th Jan, 2013
Delicious, quick and easy. Not everyone was quite sure about the cinnamon in the couscous.


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