What to Cook This Weekend:
Garlic Salmon with Couscous
The following recipe is a delicious and brain healthy meal you can make during the week.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can support your brain health. Garlic consumption, in recent studies, has been shown to improve cognitive function. The vitamin C in snow peas helps to aid in memory formation. In other words, you really can’t go wrong with this recipe!
- 2 cup couscous
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. ginger, grated
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 salmon filets
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1 lb. snow peas, chopped
- 4 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. sugar
In a large Ziploc bag, combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sugar, and salmon. Seal and gently shake until salmon is well coated. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups salted water to a boil. Cook snow peas 5 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of cold water. Drain. Meanwhile, stir in couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Add snow peas to pot to keep warm.
In a medium skillet over medium-high, heat olive oil. Remove salmon from marinade and pat dry with paper towel. Sear until golden brown crust forms, about 5 minutes per side (watch carefully as sugar in marinade can burn). Lower heat if necessary.
Serve salmon on bed of couscous and snow peas and garnish with scallions. Feel free to add additional vegetables and lemons.