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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lucfrancois's picture
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A firm favourite in our house - loved by all

s4mth3m4n2k9's picture
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Stunning my fav salmon dish by far.
Will make again but with peppers instead of tomatoes.

partyprincess's picture
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This recipe is so easy to prepare. Healthy and delicious too!

janerollinson's picture
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Really nice mid-week meal. I used plain wholemeal couscous and used veg stock and added a squeeze of lemon and a crushed clove of garlic. Herb-wise I had thyme, oregano & parsley in the garden and it worked well. The salmon took a little longer than stated but our fillets were quite thick. My 5 year old son loved the novelty of having "dinner in a bag"!

wendie2040's picture
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This was probably the easiest and tastiest dinner ive ever made !!didnt have any tomatoes but will definately be making again so will add some next time and think i might put some asparagus in the parcels for some extra vedge! yum

eamward's picture
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I liked the sound of this but had none of the ingredients! Instead I used bulghur wheat soaked in stock and the juice of an orange, and mixed in some sauteed sliced leeks and halved cherry tomatoes. I put fresh trout fillets on top and baked as directed. A couple of minutes less in the oven would have been perfect. Served with green beans and it was delicious.

peejay13's picture
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Really delicious, and so easy. I didn't like the look of the paper bad though so took it out to serve. Will definately make again!

squeak191's picture
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If you're cooking for one, as I was, make the cous-cous recipe as is, then use half with the salmon parcel and keep the other half to have the next night (perhaps with chicken this time) - or have it for lunch the next day with some roasted veg. I used lemon zest & juice, plus a chopped garlic clove to flavour my cous-cous and that was lovely. Super easy and lovely meal for mid-week dinner. Highly recommended!

louise1401's picture
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I made this for dinner this evening for me and my mum. It was really easy and tasty. I will definately be making it again!

holliek8's picture
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To be honest I found the cous cous completely tasteless and boring. Not enough veggies either - added some wilted spinach but still couldn't save this dish!

chingston's picture
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Delicious with minimum effort and dishes! We will be doing this again.

weeble's picture
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I have made this dish a few times with variations. I sometimes put in home roasted tomatoes (whatever is to hand) or chargrilled veg. I also roasted garlic & lemon to the couscous as use the plain variety. It's easy to prepare & not many pots & pans afterwards!

zombieflesh's picture
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The salmon came out nice but seemed to lose a bit of flavour with being cooked in the the salad and cous cous. Also the cous cous turned out really hard and dry.

tashab07's picture

I made this last night for my boyfriend and I. I had the salmon version and he had the chicken. They were both very simple but delicious. I used a lemon and corriander cous cous and my boyfriend had an harissa style cous cous, both were equally as good. I used Sage and Thyme, but would have probably been better with coriander. Nice cold the next day for lunchbox!

alexlindner's picture
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Lovely and quite light!

fupfield's picture

Gave this to a vegetarian as an alternative to the steak we were cooking on the BBQ. Couldn't get lemon and garlic cous cous so used a lemon and corriander pack instead and finely sliced some garlic to add to the herbs to go on top of the fish. Delicious. Loved the fact I could prepare this in advance and just place it in the oven when the bbq was fired up.

jacobbradbury's picture
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First class!

maiziep's picture
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Really excellent recipe. Always goes down well with friends and easy to prepare.

Lovely72's picture
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I have made this a few times for mid-week dinner and also when we've had friends round and we've all loved it. Delicious for something so easy to make. We usually use larger salmon fillets so cook for around 20 mins. Definitely a reliable favourite.

skybosh's picture
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I added a half red pepper to the recipe and served it with small new potatoes in their skins plus broccolli. A lovely main meal. Thankyou.

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