Herby salmon & couscous parcels

Herby salmon & couscous parcels

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(106 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 110g pack lemon and garlic couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    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

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.

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jeanius
23rd Dec, 2013
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
16th Nov, 2013
Delicious and incredibly easy. Will make again.
culinary_novice
8th Nov, 2013
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
13th Aug, 2013
5.05
Love these. Made several times now, always excellent and so easy to put together.
porridge93
3rd Aug, 2013
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
20th Jul, 2013
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
2nd Apr, 2013
5.05
So quick and easy to make, yet so yummy!
4spoons
26th Feb, 2013
5.05
Really lovely, Salmon turned out perfectly. I added asparagus to the parcels 5 mins before the end, which worked well.
misscyip
25th Feb, 2013
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
22nd Jan, 2013
3.05
I didn't think this was that great, the cous cous went all mushy!

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