Cinnamon rubbed salmon with couscous & harissa yogurt

Cinnamon rubbed salmon with couscous & harissa yogurt

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(31 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
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  • 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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12th Jan, 2013
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!
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15th Dec, 2012
Just brilliant!
7th Dec, 2012
Brilliant, tasty,quick. Recommended.
16th Aug, 2012
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.
4th Dec, 2011
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.
2nd Nov, 2011
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
10th Oct, 2011
One of my midweek favourites - so quick to make, healthy and tasty too
26th Sep, 2011
I'm clearly in a minority here - this was edible but a piece of plain salmon would have been so much nicer.
25th Aug, 2011
I love these quick, healthy recipes. A sure favourite here!
12th May, 2011
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.


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