Trout with Orange Couscous & Toasted Almond Panko Topping
Be (deliciously) stress-free: Just 1 orange contains enough vitamin C to meet your daily requirement. Vitamin C plays a key role in immune-system health and may help your body manage stress – so when you have a lot on your plate, make sure you’re getting enough!
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
4 4-oz trout fillets (about 1 lb total)
1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper, divided
2 oranges, zested, segmented, cut into ½-inch pieces and juices reserved
Prepare couscous according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat a large sauté pan on medium-high. Add almonds and panko and toast, shaking pan occasionally to mix, until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley; set aside.
Arrange 1 oven rack in highest position and preheat broiler to high. Brush a large broiler pan with oil. Add trout in a single layer and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1⁄8 tsp pepper. Transfer to top rack and broil until cooked through and edges are just browned, about 5 To couscous, add orange zest, segments and reserved juices and remaining ¼ tsp salt and 1⁄8 tsp pepper. Stir to combine and divide among serving plates. Top with trout and almond-panko mixture, dividing evenly.
Chill Out with Chickpeas: Chickpeas to help relieve stress? Yes! In fact, chickpeas are a good source of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that your body needs to make protein. High-tryptophan foods play a role in boosting your mood, and tryptophan is even used therapeutically to help treat anxiety, depression and sleep disorders.
Don’t Underestimate Spuds: Potatoes have been treated unfairly over the years, but the redskins in this recipe provide about half of this recipe’s vitamin C and potassium – you’ll meet nearly 30% and 33% of your DV of the two nutrients, respectively, in 1 hearty serving. While the well-known immunity vitamin is also necessary for the formation of collagen and the healing of wounds, the mineral potassium may help lower blood pressure.
Improve Your Life: Like all nuts, walnuts pack a punch when it comes to their fat content. But, they also abound with antioxidants (more polyphenols than any other common nut, as a matter of fact!), protein and heart-healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid.
The Triple-Threat Nutrient: A member of the morning glory family, sweet potatoes have high levels of beta-carotene, a nutrient-rich carotenoid. Beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, helps promote healthy eyes, skin and a strong immune system.