Roasted Salmon in Banana Leaves with Ancho Chile-Ginger Sauce with Saffron Roasted Vegetable Couscous

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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Ingredients

Ancho Chile-Ginger Sauce:

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and julienned

1 tablespoons ancho chile powder

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 cup vegetable oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Salmon:

4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 banana leaf, cut into 4 rectangles

Diced red pepper

Chopped cilantro

Roasted Vegetable Couscous:

2 red peppers, cut into 1-inch dice

1 yellow squash, cut into 1-inch dice

1 zucchini, cut into 1-inch dice

1/4 pound haricots verts, cut on the bias into 1-inch pieces

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

3 cups vegetable stock

Pinch saffron

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups couscous

1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Salmon:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Rub each fillet with olive oil, season to taste with salt and pepper, and wrap envelope style in a banana leaf rectangle. Place seam-side down on a sheet pan and roast 8 to 10 minutes. When done, the fish will look a bit undercooked on top but will be firm and opaque. Place the packets seam-side up on a platter and fold back the sides of the banana leaf.

Roasted Vegetable Couscous:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the vegetables in a medium baking dish, toss with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are just cooked through. Bring vegetable stock, saffron and 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a medium saucepan, let boil for 5 minutes, until saffron blooms and colors the stock. Add the couscous, stir, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until all liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Place couscous in a large bowl, add the roasted vegetables and parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with salmon and ancho chile-ginger sauce. Garnish with diced red pepper and cilantro.
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3 Reviews

raasch

I should have looked at the calories first; 957 per serving from something usually very healthy. This recipe was weird; pouring all that oil on fish after it cooked seemed odd. It was all boring despite seeminly great flavors, and I followed the recipe exactly as written. I threw most of the food away and the recipe too!

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