Thursday, November 25, 2010
Okay....For Real This Time!
Since my last post was called "I Love Salmon"....and me being the weirdo that I am didn't give you a salmon recipe...I figured I would post one really quick! It is a moroccan spiced salmon with a harissa vinaigrette served over cous cous. Harissa is an African hot sauce made with chilies, tomatoes, and spices. It is delicious as a marinade, sauce, or in this case, a vinaigrette.
I made this recipe while I was shooting a cooking video for an event I was doing a couple months ago. It turned out beautifully.
When making this dish, or any salmon dish for that matter, it is best to use fresh Wild Alaskan Salmon. It costs a couple dollars more a pound than Atlantic Salmon, or other types, but it is well worth it. I love my salmon with the skin on. For this dish you can leave the skin on, or have your fish monger take it off.
To add a little 'pizazz' to the cous cous, just follow the instructions on the packet. Then saute fresh vegetables, such as zucchini, red peppers, and mushrooms and add them to the cooked cous cous.
It's a lot of ingredients, but this meal can definitely be started and finished in 10-15 minutes (not including the time the salmon is marinating of course).