Mango Glazed Salmon Over a Salad of Mangoes and Couscous

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Author Notes: This was inspired by my Asian Inspired Salmon recipe posted here a while back. The glaze for the salmon in that one is orange marmalade based. With this I start with a mango marmalade and go from there. We like salmon either cool or at room temperature and this is fitting for a warm day...and it's very make ahead!inpatskitchen

Serves 4

For the mango marinade

  • 1 navel orange, peel and all, sliced very thin and then the slices quartered
  • 1/2 of a large lemon, thinly sliced, peel and all, the slices then quartered
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups diced mangos (small dice)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 additional tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  1. In a medium sauce pan place the orange, lemon and water. Bring up to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the cubed mango and sugar, bring back up to a boil and then simmer for 20 more minutes. Using a potato masher (or something similar), mash the mixture until it's only a little chunky.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, soy, vinegar, salt, crushed red pepper, sesame oil and the additional 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bring up to a boil again and then simmer for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Cool.

For the salad and salmon

  • 4 six ounce skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 1/4 cups pearl couscous
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red mango peeled and cut in 3/4 inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • The mango marinade
  • Thinly sliced green onion for garnish
  1. Marinate the salmon fillets in 1 1/2 cups of the mango marinade for 1 to 2 hours under refrigeration. After marinating place the fillets with some marinade still on in a baking dish and roast in a 425F preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Remove from the baking dish and cool.
  2. Bring the 1 3/4 cups water up to a boil, add the salt and couscous and simmer for about 8 minutes or as your package directs. Cool.
  3. Once cooled, mix the couscous with 3/4 cups of the marinade and gently stir in the mango and sliced green onion.
  4. Place 1/4 of the couscous and mango on a dinner plate, top with a piece of salmon and garnish with green onion slices. If you like, offer more of the marinade for "dipping".
  5. NOTE: You'll undoubtedly have more marinade than you need. Save it and use it on some grilled chicken in a day or two.
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almost 2 years ago wssmom

You always make the loveliest recipes ....


almost 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you wssmom, but only sometimes...


almost 2 years ago foxeslovelemons

I love how you served this over couscous. I think the obvious choice would have been brown rice or something, but I love how you kept it interesting! This looks healthy, yet filling and satisfying.


almost 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! I'm not a big fan of regular couscous but I LOVE the pearled version and it worked very well with this.


almost 3 years ago jenniebgood

This looks absolutely yummy!


almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks so much jenniebgood! My resident taste tester was in heaven! I see us making this often this summer when the weather really gets warm.


almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

My son's birthday is coming up and I'm going to make this salmon for him. He adores mangoes and salmon - how perfect to have them together! Thank you for sharing your recipe.


almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank YOU Hannah....I hope your son enjoys!


almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! Made for a lovely dinner..


almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I really love the marinade. I think salmon and mango go beautifully, all the components compliment each other perfectly.