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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dijoxc's picture
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Yum, this is delicious and SO EASY!!!

I didn't have a packet of lemon and garlic couscous, so I used plain couscous and added quarter of a lemon (juice and zest) and a crushed clove of garlic. I also chopped 1 mushroom very small. It's stunning, you have to try it!

brendal_1953's picture
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Excellent! Added chillies to the herbs. Loved it!!!

mcbaboon's picture

This was lovely! I used alot of fresh coriander with the recipe.

21stcenturyhousewife's picture

My boy friend, who hates fish, loves this meal and asks for it all the time. I like to pair it with roasted asparagus

rosewhelan's picture
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I made this for dinner tonight it was delicious! I didnt have lemon couscous so squeezed in some lemon juice and added some crushed garlic as recommended by @Hannah, added some chillis too. I put the finished dish on a bed of wilted spinach and served with broccoli. Fab!!

lmillington's picture
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Just made the chicken version of this. Wanted very quick tea and the full thing was done and eaten in less than 20 mins! Just used a bag of Ainsley Harriot Lemon, Parlsey & Mint Cous Cous, added a bit of fresh mint and parsley and a tiny bit of rosemary. Only had asparagus and cherry toms so halved these and chucked in. Piled the raw sliced chicken on top, 5 mins in the microwave and it was ready. Was very skeptical of using micro to cook chicken as have never done this before but turned out very soft and tender and the whole thing was quite tasty.

dorothyd's picture

*****
Excellent, very tasty and healthy. Used Ainsley Harriots mediterrean couscous, added bonus.

adgethebadge's picture
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Lovely recipe! The salmon was so moist! Rather than buying flavoured couscous, i added the zest of 1 lemon and 1 crushed garlic clove to standard couscous with a knob of butter onstead of oil which i always thinks adds a subtle richness. Only reason i gave it four was becauce i found the spring onion a bit overpowering, but that may well just be personal taste. Overall, it was fantastic and will definitely now be part of my repertoire!

sandwij's picture
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Delicious. I added lemon and garlic to plain couscous. I used flat parsley as my herbs. I like the idea of pine nuts and peppers. Cant wait to have this again.

irritable's picture
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Very good, quick and easy, but agree with comments that it can be salty with stock and pre-flavoured couscous. Next time I'll use water and not stock (per couscous packet instructions.) I served with spinach and crusty bread and a chilled chardonnay and thoroughly enjoyed.

jayeloves's picture
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I didn't have any tomatoes so added half a diced red pepper instead. I also just used dried mixed herbs and plain couscous I already had in the cupboard. This turned out great and you can make it your own dish by adding pretty much anything you want :)

alfie01's picture
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Very easy for a mid week meal and very tasty

fairystoryteller's picture
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Smashing recipe, loved by my two teenage daughters and fish phobic husband. I couldn't get sunblush tomatoes so used the sundried ones in oil. I used 2 packets of lemon and coriander couscous from Sainsburys (obviously I doubled the recipe to feed the four of us) and chose fresh parsley and tarragon which worked really well. Will definitely make this again and it will make a regular appearance on our dinner table. Quick, easy, tasty and healthy. Just right for a weekday supper.

reenyn's picture

My husband and I thought this dish was delicious and very easy. We changed it somewhat and had it with white fish, rather than salmon, black olives, and used fresh vine ripened tomatoes instead of sun blushed. One thing about the cooking paper: it flaked in the roasting and fell into the food when we tried to open it. I used tinfoil second time around - much easier.

nicdee1980's picture
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This is a firm favourite in our house, love it with a lemon wedge!

skag181's picture
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Nice and very easy

miss_justine's picture
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yummy, made an extra portion and had it cold for lunch the next day

ahteem's picture
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So simple and tasty I'll definitely be making this again. I did prepare twice as much couscous as suggested though as I felt that one pack between two people wouldn't have been enough, but then again I didn't prepare any veg or salad to go on the side. Just a warning that this can get quite salty depending on the kind of stock and pre-flavoured couscous used so you might like to go easy on the salt when it comes to seasoning the meat.

bayleaf1963's picture
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Try this for tea tonight absolutely lovely, will make again and again.

oonaghe's picture
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Yum, really quick and easy.

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