Herby salmon & couscous parcels

Herby salmon & couscous parcels

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Easily doubled

Whip up a weekday meal in less than 30 minutes - this recipe is easily doubled too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
504
protein
36g
carbs
39g
fat
24g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
5g
salt
2.71g

Ingredients

  • 110g pack lemon and garlic couscous
  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • handful chopped fresh herbs (parsley, plus thyme, tarragon or rosemary is good)
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 Sun-blush or sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 salmon fillets, approx 140g/5oz each

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Method

  1. Put the couscous into a bowl and stir in the stock and oil. Cover with cling film and leave to stand 10 mins, then uncover and fluff up with a fork. Keeping back some herbs, add the rest of the ingredients, except the salmon. Season to taste.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut two large sheets of non-stick baking paper, then divide the couscous between them. Sit each fillet on the couscous, top with the remaining herbs and season. Fold the paper over, then twist the edges to seal – like a Cornish pasty. Pop the parcels onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 mins or until the fish feels firm through the paper. Serve in the bag.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2006

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puffinclub72's picture

This is wonderful. I make it often on a Sunday and it's so easy and tasty. One of my favourite recipes.

culling83's picture

So easy and quick, an excellent midweek meal.

sionedgoch's picture

This recipe is easily halved for a one person meal. I'm going to try it soon.

jeanius's picture

Absolutely delicious. Only thing I did different was the salmon was smoked. Only thing I would do different is leave some sun-dried tomatoes whole, as it looks in the photograph. So easy to do, minimum effort, maximum flavour.

marieb1's picture

Delicious and incredibly easy. Will make again.

culinary_novice's picture

Bang on. Worked out much better than I thought, even with the high ratings.

I used a stapler for the parcels. Origami isn't my forte.

Couscous packets all the way - mix and match!

jcrawley's picture
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Love these. Made several times now, always excellent and so easy to put together.

porridge93's picture

Ainsley Harriot's packets of couscous work well with this as they come in so may different flavours. The thai one is particularly good.

creamtjunkie's picture

Absolutely LOVE this! We cook in the microwave for speed - super quick, healthy & tasty! Highly recommend ...love it in the paper wrapping = less mess. Great with different flavours of couscous too for variety.

littletink1986's picture
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So quick and easy to make, yet so yummy!

4spoons's picture
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Really lovely, Salmon turned out perfectly.

I added asparagus to the parcels 5 mins before the end, which worked well.

misscyip's picture

So quick and easy! I definitely feel like i'm doing my body good after a few days of heavy or rich meals. Absolutely gorgeous :) As soon as I have enough time to flavour my own couscouses- would make it even better

eleanormayo's picture
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I didn't think this was that great, the cous cous went all mushy!

magsf23's picture
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The herbs I had available were parsley, oregano and chives. I had no sundried (or other) tomatoes, but did have some leftover artichokes from a jar of antipasto and some kalamata olives, so I sliced these into the couscous. I thought they worked well with the herbs I had. I'm a big citrus fan so I squeezed plenty of lemon over the finished dish, which I thought was tasty and filling.

atg123's picture
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Quick, tasty and healthy. Thank you very much!

lizreayner85's picture
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Really easy to make and the fish was really well cooked and so tender. I made to the recipe but scooped out onto plates to serve as hubby didn't fancy eating his dinner out of the paper!! Very tasty and will def make again.

aaylett's picture
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A very tasty, quick dinner.

victoria_mason's picture
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Excellent - really enjoyed this recipe. I made it for one, and used lemon juice, lemon zest and some sliced garlic to flavour the couscous. I opted for parsley and ground coriander for both the couscous and the salmon, and I put some slices of courgette on top of the cous cous which added veg and kept the cous cous nice and moist. Thoroughly recommend. (Did need 20 minutes, as people have written above). Also, I only had tinfoil, which worked just as well.

yvonnelove's picture
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Made this last night, the salmon was delicious! Didn't have any lemon couscous so used a mediterranean flavour instead and served with roasted peppers, courgettes & red onion. Added to the favourites list, definitely one for making again.

kirank's picture
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Fantastic tasty meal. We used peppers in oil instead of the sun blushed tomatoes , great !

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