Herby salmon & couscous parcels

Herby salmon & couscous parcels

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal504
  • fat24g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein36g
  • salt2.71g
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  • 110g pack lemon and garlic couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • handful chopped fresh herbs (parsley, plus thyme, tarragon or rosemary is good)
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 4 Sun-blush or sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 salmon fillet, approx 140g/5oz each


  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.

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Comments (106)

mellie11's picture

This is a good mid-week recipe that I'II definitely be repeating. The salmon came out really nicely cooked. I used plain cous cous, but with more stock that usual, and lemon juice. Also added black olives. I had basil and chives in - think any herbs would work really.

lucyvg's picture

I made a few alterations by using plain couscous made with chicken stock & adding cajun seasoning. But cooking method was kept the same & it's a very quick, easy, healthy dinner.

SJMEOW's picture

Love this delicious recipe! I added finely sliced, lightly fried onions and courgettes to the couscous before baking, and that added some heartiness to a light-ish dinner :)

cloclo15's picture

Delicious - have cooked this twice now and both times it has been cleared by myself, my husband, my 3 year old and my 7 month old. I use the Ainsley Harriott packets and just make then up with water as instructed on the packet. I have never had spring onions or sundried tomatoes at home, but I have fried up onion, pepper and mushroom first and added that to the couscous. First time, we just used one packet of couscous and had broccoli on the side as it didn't make much of a meal for my hungry husband, the second time I used two packets which was plenty for the four of us with veg added to the mix. Will definitely be adding to the midweek repertoire!

pugwash's picture

I cook this in foil for 20 mins and dish up onto plates in the kitchen. Seriously easy but special!
I like the suggestion from dal101 to try this with chicken - I can see that becoming a firm favourite.

bonitarosa's picture

Really yummy. It took a little longer as I made the couscous myself with chopped garlic, juice of a lemon and some sunflower seeds. I'll add olives next time along with the sundried tomatoes. The children are the lot. I served it with a carrot / beetroot salad in Apple cider vinegar with toasted seeds and sultanas. Delicious.

dal101's picture

So far have only made this with chicken but it's become a favourite already. I buy the sundries tomatoes from the pick and mix at the supermarket and add olives any of the marinading oil to the couscous for extra flavour - YUMMY!!!

katies286's picture

Lovely recipe - I used Ainsley Harriot's Moroccon couscous which worked really well. I struggled to get the paper to stay in a parcel shape so might use tin foil next time. Will definitely make again!

bridmcshane's picture

Very fast and handy after work. Tasty

maaikeverweij's picture

Truly awesome recipe. Could'nt find lemon and garlic couscous (in the Netherlands) so added some shortly baked garlic and lemon juice to the couscous instead. Combined it with some steamed spinach with a honey dressing (extremely simplified version of the honeyed winter salad ;)

vrog's picture

Easy. Used plain couscous and added lemon zest and garlic.

rachelprendergast1's picture

Yummy!! This is delicious, our new favourite for a healthy quick dinner.

Katiejayelipton's picture

Delicious and so easy to make

ladyruskin's picture

Very easy dish, made easier and quicker by using a pre-prepared couscous & vegetable salad! Went down really well with the whole family.

alexandra. s88's picture

Very nice dish. Went down really well with hubby and 17 month old toddler. Healthy yet very filling. Will definitely make again!

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.


Questions (5)

kolma46's picture

I do not see for how many person are those ingredients? 2?

goodfoodteam's picture

Well spotted kolma46 and yes you're absolutely right, this dish serves 2. 

kolma46's picture

Thanks. Please let me know what is lemon garlic couscous? I guess prepared mix? Can I make it with addition lemon and garlic with plain couscous?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi kolma46 lemon garlic couscous is a prepared mix but you could try adding the grated zest of 1 lemon and a clove of garlic, crushed to 110g plain couscous for a similar result.

kolma46's picture

Thank you very much!

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