Herby salmon & couscous parcels

Herby salmon & couscous parcels

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(104 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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atg123
14th Jan, 2013
5.05
Quick, tasty and healthy. Thank you very much!
lizreayner85
7th Jan, 2013
5.05
Really easy to make and the fish was really well cooked and so tender. I made to the recipe but scooped out onto plates to serve as hubby didn't fancy eating his dinner out of the paper!! Very tasty and will def make again.
aaylett
24th Dec, 2012
4.05
A very tasty, quick dinner.
victoria_mason
22nd Nov, 2012
5.05
Excellent - really enjoyed this recipe. I made it for one, and used lemon juice, lemon zest and some sliced garlic to flavour the couscous. I opted for parsley and ground coriander for both the couscous and the salmon, and I put some slices of courgette on top of the cous cous which added veg and kept the cous cous nice and moist. Thoroughly recommend. (Did need 20 minutes, as people have written above). Also, I only had tinfoil, which worked just as well.
yvonnelove
13th Nov, 2012
5.05
Made this last night, the salmon was delicious! Didn't have any lemon couscous so used a mediterranean flavour instead and served with roasted peppers, courgettes & red onion. Added to the favourites list, definitely one for making again.
kirank
30th Oct, 2012
5.05
Fantastic tasty meal. We used peppers in oil instead of the sun blushed tomatoes , great !
stavria
31st Jul, 2012
4.05
Very filling and tasty!I had to make the couscous from scratch so i simply added lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice as well as a crushed clove of garlic!I also grilled a tomato and a yellow pepper for colour.As I didn't have any other fresh herb other than parsley,I added dried thyme and mild chilli powder as well as some fresh chillies which added a nice spice to both my salmon and my couscous.After reading the other comments i also added a few drops of white wine.very easy to cook and delicious taste!!
paulaogymru
13th Jul, 2012
Hi my family loved this. I made a harrisa version for my husband and I, and the lemon version for our children. Rather than prepare individual parcels, I lined roasting trays with paper, making large parcels and then served onto plates without the paper. I added a tray of roast veg in the oven and served with these and new pots . I will scale this up for our family meal for 15 this month!
GVB
27th Jun, 2012
4.05
Lovely. I seasoned my plain cous cous with lemon zest, juice and garlic and served with a salad. I think I would bulk up the veg next time (roasted peppers etc) instead of serving with a salad.
deeman13
28th Apr, 2012
5.05
Lovely! Easy to make and loved the smokey salmon taste. Recommended!

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