Salmon With Harissa Vegetable Couscous

This vibrant dish of flippantly roasted salmon with a harissa vegetable couscous is wealthy in antioxidants, considered particularly useful for optimum fertility. Salmon is excessive in omega-3s, which promotes egg well being, particularly in girls of their mid-to late-thirties onwards.


1 carrot, sliced diagonally

1 orange pepper, deseeded and diced

handful of tenderstem broccoli

1/2 crimson onion, diced

1 garlic clove, sliced

1 tsp harissa paste

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp floor cumin

2 salmon fillets, about 140g (5oz) every

70g (21/2oz) wholewheat couscous

juice and zest of 1/2 orange

1/2 tsp floor cinnamon

1 tbsp dried apricots, diced

1 tbsp blended seeds

handful of mint leaves, chopped

lemon wedges, to serve


Preheat the oven to 180°C (400°F/Fuel 6). Par-boil the carrot for five minutes, till softened barely. Place the carrot, orange pepper, broccoli, crimson onion, garlic, harissa, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and the cumin in a baking tray, toss to combine totally, and roast for 20–half-hour.

Within the remaining 10 minutes of the vegetable cooking time, warmth the remaining oil in a big, lidded frying pan over a medium–excessive warmth. As soon as scorching, add the salmon fillets, skin-side down. Cowl and fry for about 10 minutes, turning midway via, till the salmon is cooked via, opaque, and flakes simply when lower with a knife.

Within the final 5 minutes of the vegetable cooking, put the couscous, orange juice and zest, cinnamon, and apricots in a bowl and pour over 70ml (2½fl oz) of just-boiled water. Cowl with a plate for five minutes, then use a fork to separate and fluff the grains. Add the couscous to the greens, with the seeds and mint leaves, and stir to mix. Serve the harissa vegetable couscous alongside the salmon, with lemon wedges on the aspect.

Deliciously Wholesome Fertility by Ro Huntriss is printed by DK, £20. Out 2 March.