Friday, January 30, 2009

Pan-Fried Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato Couscous (Ginger)


Here's the Pan-fried Salmon withsun-dried tomato couscous that I made last was really yummy!!
3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, without oil
1 1/4 cup uncooked couscous
1/8 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1 pound Atlantic salmon fillet(s), rinsed and patted dry (four 4 oz fillets)
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
2 Tbsp basil, fresh, torn

1. Place tomatoes in a small bowl and just cover with boiling water; cover and allow to soak for 30 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid, and chop tomatoes very finely.
2. Place couscous in another small bowl and stir in chopped tomatoes, garlic salt and vinegar. Bring the reserved tomato liquid, plus enough water to measure 2 cups total of liquid, to a boil in a small pan and pour over couscous. Cover and allow to stand for 20 minutes, fluffing with a fork after 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a griddle pan or sauté pan. Season salmon with salt and pepper and then place in pan skin side down; cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook until cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes more.
4. Add basil to couscous mixture; season to taste and toss well. Divide couscous between 4 serving plates and top each with a salmon fillet.

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