Get your week started off right with this light and nutrient rich dinner for two.  You'll love how easy it is to make a "good for you" meal that is rich in flavor, not in fat.  

Maple and Mustard Glazed Salmon
Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes + marinating time 
Cook: 15 minutes

What you'll need
2, 6 ounce pieces of salmon

For the Marinade
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons maple syrup
4 tablespoons white wine
2 tablespoons dijon mustard

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Mix marinade ingredients together.  Divide marinade; set one half of mixture aside, which will be used later to create the glaze.
3. Pat the salmon dry.  Pour the other half of the marinade into a container, and put salmon in flesh side down.  Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
4. Once salmon is done marinating, put each portion on a piece of foil and form a foil packet. Pour the leftover marinade over each piece of salmon, and seal up the packets.
5. Bake for 15 minutes or until fish is opaque in the center.

Spinach Couscous 
Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

What you'll need
6 ounces chopped  frozen spinach, defrosted (make sure to ring out extra water once it defrosts)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons whole milk
pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup couscous, uncooked
3/4 cup water

1. In a medium saucepan cook oil and garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute. 
2. Add spinach, milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper to the saucepan; cook for 5 minutes or until spinach mixture is warmed through.
3. Stir in couscous.  
4. While the spinach mixture is heating, place water in a microwave safe bowl; microwave for about 4 minutes or until water comes to a boil.  
5. Pour boiling water over the spinach and couscous, cover and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.  Fluff with a fork.

Maple and Mustard Glaze
1. Place the leftover marinade in a saucepan; bring to a boil.  
2. Turn heat down and let simmer, stirring occasionally until the glaze thickens.  
3. Pour over salmon and couscous just before serving.  Enjoy!

01/23/2012 09:50

This dish sound great! The marinade really sold me as I do not like tasteless fish. Thanks for sharing!

01/23/2012 17:42

Thanks Anna. I think you'll really like the flavors that the marinade and the glaze add to the dish. Enjoy!

01/23/2012 16:13

This sounds delicious! We love Salmon here and I love the idea of the maple and mustard on it. Definitely trying this! Buzzed ya!

01/23/2012 17:52

Thanks Janet! I hope you like it. Be sure to let me know how it turns out.

01/24/2012 04:45

Nice and simple and salmon is such a healthy choice. I will say yes to this wonderful recipe.

01/24/2012 12:59

Thanks Nava. I hope you like it as much as we did :)

01/24/2012 12:16

Salmon is the only kind of fish I eat and I'm always scouting for salmon recipes. Glad to find this because it looks so good, love the spinach couscous accompaniment!

01/24/2012 13:01

Thanks Amrita. Be sure to check out my Balsamic and Brown Sugar Salmon recipe as well (it's listed in the seafood section in my recipe book) for another yummy salmon dinner idea :)

01/27/2012 07:14

Love this dish with all of the amazing flavors you've put together. Beautiful recipe.


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