Okay, so I tried to make couscous for the first time...fail. I liked it before I added the lemon juice and all the herbs. I'll definitely give it another shot, but with a different recipe. If you want to try your hand at it, it's a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and you can find it here. It has great reviews, so I obviously did something wrong.
Anyway, what I will share with you is my favorite way of preparing salmon. We have salmon about once a week, and this is by far the easiest and most delicious way. It's Andy's favorite.
salt and pepper
Bring salmon to room temperature before grilling. Preheat oven to 450. Set a large oven-proof grill pan over low heat for 1 minute. Brush the salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to medium-high. Place salmon, skin side up, on the grill pan. Cook until there are grill marks, about 3 minutes. To make cross-hatched grill marks, reposition the filets and cook 2 minutes more. Flip the salmon and transfer the grill pan to the oven. Continue cooking the fish in the oven:
2-3 minutes for pink inside
5 minutes for medium
7 minutes well done
*I hate over-cooked fish..well over-cooked anything really. Usually 3 minutes in the oven is perfectly pink inside for me! Less if the filets aren't really thick.