Oven Baked Salmon with Couscous

Easy peasy meal; seasoned baked salmon on a bed of couscous. Brilliant food that perfectly suit both Mama & Kiddos orang-putih taste buds =) I said it brilliant because this is truly an easy-to-handle recipe for Mama yet it provides a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids which good for kids brain development. Ok, of course makan sekali belum genius but it's good to add salmon dalam kids weekly meal plan :P

Anyway, I tried this recipe for the first time last week (which I basically cedok from Mr.Google) and was very happy that everything came out great. Everything as in Salmon and Couscous jer la pun. Salmon ok lah, perfectly pink, not very wobbly and not too firm. Coucous? Fluffy enough and settled well with our stomachs. Hehe...

Actually, I wanted to make the classic creamy Dijon sauce, but was too lazy to whip another set of ingredients and to clean another additional pot, so I settled with a freshly squeezed lemon jer lah.

So here the how to.

Oven Baked Salmon

Ingredients:
Salmon fillets
Extra virgin olive oil
Garlic powder
Dill
Black pepper
Lemon
Salt (to taste)

How to:
[1] Rinse salmon well with water and pat dry.
[2] Place salmon fillets in roasting tin, skin side down.
[3] Drizzle both sides of fillets with olive oil and season with garlic powder, dill, pepper, lemon and salt.
[4] Marinade for 1 hour (refrigerate).
[5] Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
[6] Bake salmons for 10-15 minutes depends on how thick it is. For a well cooked fillet, it should be just moist and flake easily with fork.
[7] Lay fillet on couscous, sprinkle a little bit more pepper and squeeze wedge of lemon. Enjoy!

Couscous

Very easy to cook and there is no limitation on what you can do with it. In my case, I just:
[1] Bring 3 cups of water to boil and add half-cube Maggi chicken stock. Hehehe...
[2] Add 1 1/2 cups of couscous and cook until light and fluffy. Siap!

Asparagus? Come on. Bring water to boil, boil until crisp and tender. Sekejap saja settle! =)

Ok, my iPhone 3 picture quality simply doesn't do it justice, but this is definitely a worth-trying recipe.


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