Herby salmon & couscous parcels

Herby salmon & couscous parcels

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(122 ratings)

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 fillets, 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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18th Feb, 2015
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!!!
2nd Feb, 2015
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!
30th Jan, 2015
Very fast and handy after work. Tasty
28th Dec, 2014
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 ;)
22nd Nov, 2014
Easy. Used plain couscous and added lemon zest and garlic.
12th Oct, 2014
Yummy!! This is delicious, our new favourite for a healthy quick dinner.
5th Jun, 2014
Delicious and so easy to make
22nd May, 2014
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
23rd Apr, 2014
Very nice dish. Went down really well with hubby and 17 month old toddler. Healthy yet very filling. Will definitely make again!
5th Feb, 2014
This is wonderful. I make it often on a Sunday and it's so easy and tasty. One of my favourite recipes.


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