Simple, tasty and fast! Salmon is sauteed with all ingredients at once, and served over couscous. Great with a spinach salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place salmon in the skillet, and season with garlic, lemon pepper and salt. Pour 1/4 cup water around salmon. Place tomatoes and cilantro in the skillet. Cover, and cook 15 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

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  • Bring 2 cups water to boil in a pot. Remove form heat, and mix in couscous. Cover, and let sit 5 minutes. Serve the cooked salmon over couscous, and drizzle with sauce from skillet.

Nutrition Facts

498 calories; protein 31.6g; carbohydrates 36.2g; fat 23.5g; cholesterol 89mg; sodium 1038.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
My husband raved about this recipe; he said it was the best salmon he'd ever eaten! I liked it a lot too. I made just a couple of changes. I used about half of the olive oil and butter the recipe called for; I don't think you need the extra fat. I also used fresh lemon juice and regular pepper instead of the lemon pepper. I sauteed some minced garlic in the butter/oil then added the salmon (seasoned with salt pepper and fresh lemon juice). I also used fresh baby dill instead of cilantro and didn't use as much as the recipe called for maybe 1/2 cup. The dill gave it a nice mellow flavor. The salmon came out flaky and light and none of the flavors were overwhelming. We will definitely be having this again! Let me just add that we had two pieces of fish (about 4-5 oz each). If I were to do this for four pieces I'd definitely double the sauce; it was just enough for two pieces in the proportions listed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2012
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(2)
203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 148
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
My husband raved about this recipe; he said it was the best salmon he'd ever eaten! I liked it a lot too. I made just a couple of changes. I used about half of the olive oil and butter the recipe called for; I don't think you need the extra fat. I also used fresh lemon juice and regular pepper instead of the lemon pepper. I sauteed some minced garlic in the butter/oil then added the salmon (seasoned with salt pepper and fresh lemon juice). I also used fresh baby dill instead of cilantro and didn't use as much as the recipe called for maybe 1/2 cup. The dill gave it a nice mellow flavor. The salmon came out flaky and light and none of the flavors were overwhelming. We will definitely be having this again! Let me just add that we had two pieces of fish (about 4-5 oz each). If I were to do this for four pieces I'd definitely double the sauce; it was just enough for two pieces in the proportions listed. Read More
(77)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2005
I omitted the tomatoes and didn't bother with the couscous because we didn't have any. Let me be the first to say that this recipe is very tasty! The lemon pepper gives it a nice herby flavor with some zip. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2006
Easy fast delicious recipe. No cous cous. The left over sauce is delicious over mash potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2008
We just made this again using sea scallops instead of Salmon. I use petite diced tomatoes (canned) instead of fresh which allows for more juice. I leave out the water. Also I leave out the cilantro because I don't like it. I really believe the couscous is such a great addition. We used the 5-minute Hodgkin Mills kind and it worked fine. The only problem is we eat it too fast! Thanks for the yummy recipe! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2006
This was so simple to cook and very good. There wasn't much sauce for me to use in the end. And I added some cayenne pepper for a little spice. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2008
I thought this recipe was really great. Instead of using fresh tomatoe I used canned stewed tomatoes and I took out the salt since the Lemon-Pepper sesoning already had some. I also added a sliced yellow onion. I served on top of rice. Very easy to make and this will make a BIG hit for dinner guest.I will definatley be using this recipe again. Yum yum yum!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
I enjoyed this recipe. It was really quick and simple. It was my first time cooking fish and this was an easy and delicious introduction. I cooked rice instead of cous cous and served with sauteed spinach. I did remove the seeds before chopping my tomatoes. Next time I will probably use a cup and a half of tomatoes. They were really good! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
That was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!! We just finished eating it for dinner and I had to come rate it! It was so so so flavorful! And I barely changed anything. The only thing I changed was I put the minced garlic in at the beginning with the oil and butter. I also added fresh mushrooms in with the tomatoes. SOOOOOOOO yummy! Thanks for the recipe! I will be making it again as soon as possible! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2006
This is a great recipe! The cilantro adds a great flavor. It is very spicy. I think I will cut back on the lemon-pepper quite a bit but I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2012
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