This is a mainstay for four Faz restaurants. It started out as a special item at our Oakland location and then customers kept asking for it, so now it’s at all the restaurants! I love the sour n’ spicy chermoula paste that we rub the salmon with. And with the cooling dill-lebni sauce, it’s very more-ish. The saffron pearl couscous is sautéed with eggplant, cherry tomato, arugula and deglazed with white wine and a tiny bit of butter thrown in at the end to keep the couscous from clumping.
Chermoula Roasted Salmon with Dill-Lebni Sauce
Lebni or Labneh is like Greek yogurt in flavor but thickened with a different culture and strained. It’s almost considered a soft cheese in some parts of the world. We buy it in bulk from a Persian purveyor, but it can be bought in Whole Foods too or you can just use Greek Yogurt.