Maple-Glazed Salmon with Couscous

This complete meal uses your time wisely; simply grill the salmon while the couscous finishes cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz or 284 mL) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) golden raisins
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked plain couscous
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) each maple-flavored syrup and stone-ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) each brown sugar and lemon juice
  • 4   salmon fillets (4-6 oz/125-175 g each)
  •  Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) each snipped fresh chives and toasted cashews

Directions

  1. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium coals. In (2-qt./1.8-L) Saucepan, combine broth, raisins, oil and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover and remove from heat. Let stand at least 5 minutes. 

  2. Meanwhile, combine syrup, mustard, brown sugar and lemon juice in (1-cup/250-mL) Prep Bowl; mix well. Season salmon with salt and black pepper. Lightly grease grid of grill. Grill salmon, covered, 3 minutes. Carefully turn salmon using BBQ Jumbo Turner and brush with glaze. Grill 2-3 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Remove from grill. 

  3. To serve, fluff couscous with fork; stir in chives and sprinkle with cashews. Serve with salmon. 

Yield:

  • 4  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 550, Total Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 70 mg, Carbohydrate 66 g, Protein 31 g, Sodium 1080 mg, Fiber 4 g  

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

3 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 3 medium-fat meat (4 1/2 carb)

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