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Maple Salmon with Mushroom Couscous Recipe

Maple Salmon with Mushroom Couscous Recipe

Reports Trisha Kruse of Boise, Idaho, This tantalizing glaze was inspired by a chicken dish I enjoyed in Vermont. I decided to try it with salmon...and it's just as good!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous


  • 1. Line a small baking pan with foil; coat the foil with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the syrup, soy sauce and garlic. Place fillets skin side down on prepared pan. Brush half of the syrup mixture over salmon. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 7 minutes. Brush with remaining syrup mixture. Broil 6-8 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with fork.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the broth, mushrooms and pepper to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5-6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Return to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Serve with salmon. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving: 1 salmon fillet with 3/4 cup couscous and about 2 tablespoons glaze (prepared with reduced-calorie syrup) equals 421 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 1,017 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Reviews for Maple Salmon with Mushroom Couscous

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"Recipe is a 3-1/2 star. It was good and easy but too much pepper in couscous."

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"Just what I was looking for to make a gorgeous piece of fresh wild salmon head over the top!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"Delicious and easy to prepare. A family favorite."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.