Chraime-Spiced Salmon with Israeli Couscous

The Stuff:

  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • Kosher salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pound salmon fillet in 1 piece, cut from the tail end
  • 2 tablespoons Never Not Eating Chraime
  • 1 tablespoon honey

The Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add the couscous and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until al dente, 10 minutes. Drain well; let cool.
  2. In a bowl, toss the couscous with 1/2 cup of the chives, parsley, lemon juice and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Gently curl the salmon over the edge of a ceramic baking dish, skin side up. Make 5 or 6 slashes in the fillet about 1/2 inch deep. In a bowl, whisk the Never Not Eating Chraime, honey and the remaining chives. Rub all over the salmon and in the slashes; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the fish, skin side up, to a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast for 8 minutes, until barely cooked. Turn on the broiler and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until nearly cooked through and the skin is crisp. Cut the salmon into 4 pieces and serve with the couscous.

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