Green Harissa Salmon

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 Green Harissa Salmon – a quick weeknight dish!

Green Harissa Salmon

I’m excited to share this guest post from my friend Jackie from CAFE, Celiac and Allergy Friendly Epicurian (I great source for gluten-free recipes). I made this for lunch yesterday with roasted broccoli and loved it! Please welcome her…
Green Harissa Salmon – a quick weeknight dish!
My 8 year old son absolutely loves this Asian-Marinated Salmon recipe so I make it almost every week. I like to encourage healthy eating habits and give the kids seafood as much as possible. However, while they don’t mind (and actually even prefer) repetition of meals, I like a little variety.
Today I made two versions; Asian-marinated for the kids and this spicy green harissa baked salmon for the adults. This dish is very easy to prepare. It didn’t feel like too much extra work. Also, my kids aren’t into foods with too much heat. If my husband and I are craving spicy food, sometimes two variations are a necessity.
Harissa is one of my go-to sauces for adding a quick burst flavor to any ingredient. You can put it on veggies, meats, seafood, and eggs and even use it as a dipping sauce. For this recipe, I literally just smothered the harissa on top of the salmon with a little lemon zest and put it in the oven. A little sprinkle of sugar at the end helps it caramelize a bit and cuts into the acidity of the vinegar in the sauce.
I used Mina brand green spicy harissa but you can use any kind you like or are able to find near you, including red spicy or mild.
Harissa is one of my go-to sauces for adding a quick burst flavor to any ingredient. You can put it on veggies, meats, seafood, and eggs and even use it as a dipping sauce. For this recipe, I literally just smothered the harissa on top of the salmon with a little lemon zest and put it in the oven.
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Green Harissa Salmon

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176 Cals 29 Protein 1 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Harissa is one of my go-to sauces for adding a quick burst flavor to any ingredient. You can put it on veggies, meats, seafood, and eggs and even use it as a dipping sauce. For this recipe, I literally just smothered the harissa on top of the salmon with a little lemon zest and put it in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb wild salmon fillet, skin on
  • 2 tbsp Mina green spicy harissa
  • zest of 1/2 lemon plus 4 wedges for serving
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp raw sugar

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with foil and heat oven to 400F.
  • Cut salmon in 4 pieces and season with kosher salt.
  • Spread harissa over the top of the filet and sprinkle with lemon zest.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just opaque. Remove salmon from oven and set to broil.
  • Sprinkle sugar on top of fillet and return to oven for an additional 2 - 4 minutes until beginning to brown at edges and caramelize on top.
  • Sprinkle with additional zest, if desired, and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece salmon, Calories: 176kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 0.8g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 435mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 0
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 0
Points +: 4
Keywords: baked salmon, Green Harissa Salmon, Harissa Salmon, salmon recipes
Green Harissa Salmon – a quick weeknight dish!

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32 comments

  1. It turned out surprising well! I paired it with corn, carrot spirals from Trader Joe’s and blanched kale.

  2. My child isn’t a fan of Salmon, but is perfectly fine with spicy and loves peppers. Would this work well with chicken for her protein and salmon for her dad and I?

  3. I really don't like bell peppers, especially the green ones. Does the harissa have a strong bell pepper flavor? I love all other peppers

  4. Made this tonight with red Harissa, loved the combo with lemon and sugar. Awesome and easy to prep. Thanks!

  5. I made this tonight for dinner, and WOW! The best salmon I've ever eaten, restaurant ordered included 🙂

  6. This recipe looks delicious. I am not a huge salmon fan, though. Would you recommend another fish that would work well? Thanks in advance!

  7. This is my kind of dinner! Totally delicious!

  8. I think it looks great! Definitely enough to make me want to try it! Thanks!

  9. I've been looking for a new way to make salmon. Thanks.
    Keri
    www.thestylestudiobykb.com

  10. I love salmon!!!

  11. This looks delicious! I love salmon, but have never tried harissa 🙂

  12. what size fish is this? Isee the calorie counts ect but what is the portion size?

  13. There is a web recipe I found that sounds as if it uses common ingredients.
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/green-harissa-51140670

  14. I've never had harissa before…. What type of side dish would go well with it?

  15. Daphne Oz has an easy recipe for harrisa in her book "Relish."

  16. Is there a recipe for the Asian-Marinated Salmon? It sounds like something my kids would enjoy as well!

    • Hi Veronica!

      Here is the recipe: http://jackieourman.com/asian-marinated-salmon-en-papillote/

      Enjoy!

      Jackie

  17. looks delicious! & what an "outside the box" pairing. Can't wait to try!
    www.casualonthecoast.com

  18. http://mideastfood.about.com/od/dipsandsauces/r/harissa.htm

  19. Would red Harissa work just as well?

  20. what is Harissa and what does it taste like.. I"m allergic to garlic… so i hope it has none of that in there… Thanks

  21. where's the recipe for Harissa??

  22. What exactly does harissa taste like?

    • It's a little spice, the green is made with Green Chili Pepper, Green Bell Pepper, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vinegar and Cumin

  23. I luh-luh-LUHVE both Harissa and Salmon, and have them both in the fridge right now. But, for some reason, I have never put 'em together.
    I think you know what happens next. Love this! Pinned!

  24. I live in Australia and i've never seen harissa before! Maybe I need to go look in one of the ethnic supermarkets around…

    • It's a middle eastern condiment, I have a red harrissa recipe in my cookbook that I love!

    • we do have it here in Australia. i have found it at coles before in the international food isle. otherwise try a deli? i havent seen the green one before though