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Turmeric Salmon and Couscous

This Turmeric Salmon and Couscous skillet is super easy to make on a weeknight but seasonal and tasty enough for company.  Loaded with good for you ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: salmon and couscous
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 489kcal
Author: Karen Kelly


  • 4 skin on salmon fillets
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 2 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest


  • Heat a pot over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add peppers and onions and saute for about 5 minutes or until they become soft. Sprinkle the vegetables with half the salt, pepper, turmeric and paprika. I just eyeball this.
  • Add coucous and stir a minute. Add one cup of water and bring to a boil. When boiling remove from heat, place lid on and let sit for five minutes. Add orange zest.
  • In a cast iron pan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Place salmon on a plate and sprinkle with remainng salt, pepper, turmeric and paprika. Again you can kind of eyeball this. Rub all the spices into both sides of the salmon.
  • Place salmon skin side down in heated pan and leave for about five minutes on first side. Turn and cook a remaining 5 minutes or so depending on thickness of the salmon.
  • Serve salmon over the couscous. Sprinkle with the fresh orange juice.


Couscous is not gluten-free.  If you prefer gluten-free replace it with quinoa or rice.  


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 1034mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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