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Orange-Dijon Salmon With Almond-and-Herb Couscous

Orange-Dijon Salmon With Almond-and-Herb Couscous
Makes: 4  servings Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon  whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon  orange marmalade
  • 1 1/4 pounds  salmon, cut into four equal portions
  • 3/4 cup  couscous
  • 2 tablespoons  sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup  fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup  chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup  fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons  freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon  lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard and orange marmalade. Place the salmon, skin side down, in a baking dish and spread the mustard-marmalade mixture evenly over the top of each piece; cook 12 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a small pot, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil; remove from heat. Stir in the couscous, cover and let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and mix in the almonds, chives, parsley, mint, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and black pepper. Serve topped with salmon.

Note

Why This Recipe Works to Reduce Stress:
  • Vitamin C, which is in lemons and oranges, may improve mood and reduce stress.

Note

  • Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to ease anxiety and depression.

Note

  • The vitamin E in almonds can help lower blood pressure.
From FitnessMagazine.com