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Barbeque Salmon with Orange Cilantro Cous Cous

This recipe comes from Chef Brian Johnson who lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He has been in the food service business for over twenty years, and is currently working at General Mills for Aramark as the Catering Chef. He graduated from French Culinary School in the late 1980's and has since worked at restaurants, country clubs, hotels and a health spa.

"Barbeque salmon? You bet, this simple barbecue salmon recipe is a sure hit. Tasty, quick and easy. If you love salmon this recipe is for you!"


4 Salmon fillets (7 ounces fillets)
4 tablespoons Awesome Chef's BBQ Seasoning <click here>
2 cups cous cous
1/2 yellow onion (diced)
3 tablespoons fresh minced cilantro
zest from two oranges
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups of water

  • Place water in a medium sauce pan and heat over a medium flame.
  • Rub 3 tablespoons of my barbecue seasoning into the salmon fillets reserving one tablespoon for the cous cous.
  • Clean the grill well with a grill brush and towel, heat the grill on high for at least 5 minutes.
  • Place the salmon fillets on the hot grill and reduce the heat to medium. Close the lid and cook for three minutes.
  • While the salmon is cooking prepare the cous cous. Add the orange zest, salt and remaining barbecue seasoning mixture to the water.
  • Once the water is boiling add the dry cous cous. Remove the cous cous pan from the flame cover and let sit for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Next turn over the barbeque salmon fillets and turn off the grill.
  • Add the minced cilantro to the cous cous and fluff with a fork.
  • Place a bed of cous cous on four plates . Place the bbq salmon over the cous cous.

This barbeque recipe is excellent with grilled vegetables - see Awesome Chef web site <click here>

Serves 4

Chef Brian Johnson