–salmon (size of 3 decks of cards; one-half pound)
–red bell pepper (2 slices)
–onion (one-half, medium)
–black olives (1 small can, sliced)
–salt and pepper
–couscous with garlic & olive oil (boxed; plain may be substituted)
–carrots (4, medium)
–rosemary, thyme, marjoram, garlic powder, oregano, basil
–Promise Activ (heart-healthy margarine)
1 – Dice the red bell pepper and chop the onion. Place in a covered baking dish with a little water. Add a small can of black olives. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Cook on high in the microwave for 3 minutes. When finished, place the salmon on top. Season with salt, pepper, cinnamon (generously), and olive oil. Set aside.
2 – Place three-fourth’s cup of couscous in a covered baking dish. Sprinkle from the packet that holds garlic and olive oil. Add 1 cup of water. Season with salt. Cook on high in the microwave for 3 minutes, until just bubbling. Remove from the microwave and let sit, covered, for at least 5 minutes.
3 – Peel and slice the carrots into one-fourth inch pieces. Season with rosemary, thyme, marjoram, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Add a teaspoon of Promise Activ. Cook on high in the microwave for 3 minutes.
4 – Cook the salmon for 4 and one-half minutes in the microwave on high. When finished, test the center to be sure that it is done. If not, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.
5 – Serve the dinner hot.
–salmon adapted from the Prevention web site; carrots adapted from Taste of Home web site; couscous adapted from instructions on box.