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Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Couscous in Foil Packets

Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Couscous in Foil Packets

Ingredients

2 cups cooked pearl couscous
1 lb boneless salmon filets (skin on or removed)
olive oil
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1 large zucchini, sliced
1 yellow summer squash. sliced
1 red onion, sliced
¾ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced
¾ cup sliced Kalamata olives
2 lemons, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
freshly ground pepper
Kosher salt
4 fl oz vegetable broth
½ cup chopped Italian parsley

Directions

Prepare couscous to package directions. Pre heat the grill to medium high (400-450 degrees.) If cooking over an open flame, place a grill grate over the fire.

Place a large piece of tin foil on a work surface. Drizzle some olive oil on the bottom.
For each salmon slice, layer on the following (remember to divide all ingredients into four portions): 1/2 cup cooked couscous, one slice salmon, yellow summer squash, zucchini, tomato, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, lemon slices, garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper & parsley. Drizzle some broth and a little more oil over the top. Fold the foil edges over the salmon making a packet. Leave a little room in the packet for air to circulate.

Place the wrapped salmon over the grill or open flame and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the salmon and your desired level of doneness. You can test salmon while it’s cooking by opening up the foil, but be careful of the steam! Using a sharp knife peek into the thickest part of the baked salmon. It’s almost done when it’s beginning to flake, but still has a little translucency in the middle. Once your salmon flakes easily with a fork, it’s done. If you like it a bit more on the rare side take it off the grill at the very slightly translucent phase and let it rest off the grill for a few minutes before serving.

You can also bake this in the oven! Simply follow all of the prep work and preheat the oven to 375˚F. Place the wrapped salmon on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is done to your liking. See Step 4 for how to judge doneness.

This salmon can also be enjoyed the day after you cook it. Simply reheat in a lightly oiled skillet or in the microwave.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Recipe: Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Ingredients

1 lb linguine, cooked to package directions
1 lb large shrimp, cleaned, peeled (leaving tails) and slightly butterflied
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
½ cup dry white wine
¼ fl oz olive oil
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 pinch red pepper (or more to taste)
a few pinches salt and pepper
3 tbsp unsalted , divided

Directions

Clean and peel the shrimp. Make the marinade. Combine the onion, garlic, olive oil, wine, lemon juice, parsley and seasonings in a large bowl. Place the shrimp in the bowl and marinate for 20-30 minutes.

While the shrimp is marinating. Cook pasta to package directions. Toss with olive oil.

Preheat the flat top grill or skillet on medium high. Melt 1 tbsp of the butter on the grill then place the shrimp and marinade on top. Cook for 2 minutes then flip the shrimp and cook for another minute or until cooked through. Toss with the rest of the butter.

Serve on top of the linguine. Top with more parsley.

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Recipe: Greek Salad with Salmon and Creamy Feta Dressing

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Recipe: Quinoa & Shrimp “Fried Rice”

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Recipe: Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

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Recipe: Mexican Pan Seared Salmon Kabobs

You can have this delicious Mexican inspired meal on the table in under 30 minutes! Protein packed, super healthy & full of flavor!

Ingredients

1 1/2 pound fresh salmon filets, skin removed
1/2 red onion cut into 1 inch pieces
For the marinade
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp mild ancho chile powder
1 tsp dry dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
For the beans
2 (15.5 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Black Bean Fiesta™
1/4 cup diced yellow pepper 
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
You will also need
4 wooden skewers

Directions

Soak the wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. This is so they will not burn.

Cube the salmon into 1 inch pieces.  Cut the onion to roughly the same size, peeling off each piece into one layer.

Make the marinade: whisk together all the marinade ingredients.

Thread the salmon and onion onto the four skewers.

Place them in a shallow dish so they are flat. Cover with the marinade. With clean hands make sure the marinade covers all sides of the salmon.

Refrigerate for 15 minutes to let the flavors soak in.

Pour 1 tbsp of olive oil into a 12″ cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. 

When the pan is hot, place the skewers in the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes or until the salmon is done to your liking.

Heat the beans on the stove top or microwave. Top with the confetti of yellow pepper, onion and cilantro.

Plate the salmon and beans separately and serve while hot.

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Recipe: Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

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Spaghetti with Shrimp & Vegetables

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Recipe: Fettuccine Alfredo with Salmon

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Salmon en Papillote with Summer Vegetables

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Recipe: Salmon Tacos with Sesame Cucumber Salad

These salmon tacos are light, healthy and completely delicious!

Ingredients

Salmon
0.50 lb grilled or pan seared salmon, skin on
Sesame Cucumber Salad
1 cup thinly sliced mini seedless cucumbers
0.25 cup cup matchstick carrots, chopped
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sriracha
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp teaspoon granulated sugar
You will also need
8 small flour or corn tortillas
top with chopped green onion

Directions

‘–Grill or pan sear the salmon

Rub the salmon with some olive oil. Season both sides of the salmon with some garlic salt and pepper. Cook in a saute pan or over a preheated grill over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, skin side down. Flip and cook 2-3 minutes on the top side, until done to your liking. Flake with a fork.

Cucumber salad

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste.

Assembly

Layer two tortillas on top of each other, lettuce, the salmon & cucumber salad. Top with green onion.

You can double the sauce recipe for a dip too.

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Creamy Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing & Dip

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