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Salmon with Minted Couscous and Broccoli

Chinese flavours add depth to this healthy dish.

Time 2-3 hours
Skill Level Easy

Ingredients List

Serves 4
  • 4 medium salmon steaks
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 pinch five spice
  • 1 packet couscous
  • 1 tbsp mint (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp lemon rind (grated)
  • 2 heads broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Marinate the salmon in the garlic powder, lemon juice, soy sauce and Chinese five spice for several hours if possible.
  2. Prepare the couscous according to the directions on the box, omitting the oil i.e. using only the water to expand the couscous.
  3. When the couscous is ready, stir through the mint and lemon rind and cover.
  4. Steam the broccoli (or microwave) allowing it to remain firm.
  5. Leave covered.
  6. Remove the salmon from the marinade.
  7. Heat a non-stick pan and sear the salmon for 1-2 minutes on each side leaving the centre rare (or however desired).
  8. Drizzle with sesame oil, sesame seeds and serve immediately with the couscous and broccoli.