Chic Eats: Pan Seared Salmon With Couscous & Mixed Veggies [RECIPE]

salmon and veggies

Ingredients:

-Salmon

Four 4 oz. pieces of Salmon
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Salt & Pepper
1 Tbsp. Butter
Juice of 2-3 Lemons
1 Tbsp. of olive oil

-Couscous

1 1/2 cup couscous
2 3/4 cups water or chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies

Preparation:

-Salmon

Bring a sauce pan up to medium high heat. Mix salt, pepper and red pepper in a bowl, leaving out the lemon and rub it all over the salmon.
Add half the butter and the olive oil to the preheated pan and lay the salmon in the pan. No need to move the salmon in the pan. let it get a nice sear about three to four minutes.
Once the sear is achieved, flip the salmon and let cook 2 more minutes on the other side.
Remove from pan and set aside. Add the other half of the butter and the juice from the lemon on LOW heat. Let reduce to a little sauce to drizzle over the salmon upon serving.

-Couscous

In a saucepan, bring water or broth to a boil. Add salt and stir. Add couscous and remove from heat and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
Couscous should be light and fluffy, not gummy. Be sure to allow the couscous to absorb the water or broth.

-Mixed Veggies

Empty content of bag into a microwave-safe container. Use a tsp. of water and heat for two to four minutes. Drain and season to taste.
Spoon your couscous into your plate/bowl, place your veggies on top and put the salmon on top of the couscous and veggies. Enjoy!

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