Make Ahead

Mango Glazed Salmon Over a Salad of Mangoes and Couscous

May  4, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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 either company or a lovely weeknight meal....and it's very make ahead! —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 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 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. For the mango marinade
  2. In a medium sauce pan place the orange, lemon and water. Bring up to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  1. For the salad and salmon
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Once cooled, mix the couscous with 3/4 cups of the marinade and gently stir in the mango and sliced green onion.
  5. 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".
  6. 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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  • BlueKaleRoad
  • inpatskitchen

Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

11 Reviews

JanetFL April 15, 2016
This will make a beautiful summertime dinner! Thank you, Pat!
inpatskitchen April 15, 2016
Thank you Janet! Sure hope you enjoy!
wssmom April 22, 2013
You always make the loveliest recipes ....
inpatskitchen April 23, 2013
Thank you wssmom, but only sometimes...
foxeslovelemons April 21, 2013
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.
inpatskitchen April 21, 2013
Thanks! I'm not a big fan of regular couscous but I LOVE the pearled version and it worked very well with this.
jenniebgood May 10, 2012
This looks absolutely yummy!
inpatskitchen May 10, 2012
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.
BlueKaleRoad May 8, 2012
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.
inpatskitchen May 9, 2012
Thank YOU Hannah....I hope your son enjoys!
inpatskitchen May 5, 2012
Thanks! Made for a lovely dinner..