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Moroccan Roasted Salmon with Mango Salsa


Baked salmon with a
spicy-hot Harissa Sauce
offset with a delicious
fruit salsa.


1 1/2 cups chopped peeled mango (about 1 large)
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons commercial harissa
1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet, skinned and cut crosswise into 4 equal pieces
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray

Estimated Total Time: 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 450.

Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; cover and chill. Spread harissa over both sides of salmon; sprinkle with salt. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450 for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with mango salsa.

About This Recipe:

Servings/Serving Size: 4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces fish and about 1/3 cup salsa)

Nutrition Facts:  (per Serving):  334 calories
13.3 g carbohydrates
112 mg cholesterol
14.9 g fat
310 mg sodium
35.4 g protein
17 mg calcium
0.8 mg iron
1 g fiber

North African Chicken and Couscous






2 cups water

1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 cups chopped ready-to-eat roasted skinned, boned chicken breasts (about 3 breasts)

2 cups chopped peeled cucumber

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Sliced green onions (optional)


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and gradually stir in couscous and raisins. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Combine orange juice and next 6 ingredients (orange juice through black pepper); stir well with a whisk.

Combine the couscous mixture, juice mixture, chicken, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well. Garnish with green onions, if desired.

About This Recipe:

Preparation Time:  20 mins.

Cooking Time:  8 mins.

Nutrition Facts (per Serving): 332 calories
51.2 g carbohydrates
35 mg cholesteral
6.6 g fat
498 mg sodium
19.6 g protein
51 mg calcium
2.8 mg iron
3.3 g fiber



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