Salmon with Harissa Recipe
Fiery harissa and smoky paprika in a mayonnaise base stand up to the distinctive flavor of the mighty wild salmon. The fish is baked with lemon and onion, then broiled for a nicely browned finish.
Very yummy. Made with yogurt instead of mayonnaise so it was more WW friendly. Used gochuyang for the harissa since it’s what I had on hand. Separate salmon fillets. Sauce was just delicious and so tasty. Came together quickly and result was moist and delicious, even with the changes. My hubby thinks salmon is meh but gobbled this up. Served with roasted sweet potatoes (peeled and cut in large chunks), onions and Brussels sprouts tossed with a little olive oil, salt and herbs that went on a baking sheet in preheated oven while I prepared the fish. Everything was was ready at the same time. This recipe is a keeper!
Loved it! Moist and tasty. Next time I'll add more Harissa for a stronger kick and make more sauce. The only complaint my family had was they wanted me to double the recipe because the dish was so yummy!
I used a salt based Cajun seasoning instead of Harissa and didn't have smoked paprika so used regular. It turned out great, but I know using smoked paprika and harissa will make it that much better. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the onions, I will put more on next time. It should be browned more than the current picture is showing, it should be more like the authors' picture with dark brown spots. Mine was only browned well in spots and those were the best spots. I put some sauce on before onions and lemon and then put the remaining on top of the onions and lemon. I will definitely be hunting down some smoked paprika and making this again. My salmon was about 3/4" thick - I'm not sure if thinner salmon would work as well because with reduced cooking time the onions wouldn't be cooked. FYI - I used Kraft Light Miracle Whip. Served it with brown rice, edamame and a fresh lemon wedge.
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