This imaginative dish is a fresh new take on serving salmon, and because it is served with couscous, takes only minutes to make. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, a brain-boosting oil that, research suggests, may be good for reducing both inflammation and depression.
- 1-1/2 pound pink salmon or other medium-fat fish fillet, cut into 6 serving pieces
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups hot cooked couscous 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried mint leaves
- 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (about 1/2 teaspoon)
- Prepare mint sauce by combining all ingredients.
- Sprinkle fish fillets with lemon peel, salt and pepper.
- Set oven control to broil.
- Spray broiler pan rack with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place fish on rack in broiler pan and broil with tops about 4 inches from heat for 5-6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Mix couscous and mint.
- Serve fish with couscous and mint sauce on side.