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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deeman13
28th Apr, 2012
5.05
Lovely! Easy to make and loved the smokey salmon taste. Recommended!
jarrestr
20th Apr, 2012
5.05
Have made this twice and it is really easy and tasty. Didn't bother with flavoured couscous, too expensive and fresh lemon and garlic has more flavour.Used salmon steaks and cooked fish for 5 minutes longer.
kipperm
13th Apr, 2012
Made parcels of salmon and of chicken, both fab! The chicken has no colour so not as attractive, will probably flash brown top of chicken next time to make it look more appetising. So quick, easy and hadly any washing up and everyone loved it!!!
juliadiu
8th Apr, 2012
Tried it and loved it!!! Thank you very much! P.S. I also added baby tomatoes which made the dish juicier!
nicky_10
2nd Apr, 2012
5.05
Amazing mid week meal, looks fabulous too.
devaodoherty
17th Feb, 2012
3.05
I made this last night and thought it was just ok. I don't see the point of cooking the couscous and then putting it in the oven. I would have saved time if I'd have put the salmon in the oven at the same time as I was preparing the couscous. Also I thought the salmon was lacking something, it's just plain salmon with a few herbs on top. I served it with the chunky guacamole from this site and that really lifted the meal for me.
jharrold
14th Feb, 2012
5.05
made this several time now - a very easy and quick weekday dinner, and also one that goes down very well at an informal dinner party. I've always followed this recipe exactly as I think it great - however I make the lemon and garlic couscous myself by adding zest and couple of teaspoons of juice and crushed garlic clove to the couscous.
katieodea
19th Jan, 2012
This was delicious - I only had plain couscous so added garlic oil instead of olive, with a squeeze of lemon. Used parsley and that worked reaaly well.
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dijoxc
5th Jan, 2012
5.05
Yum, this is delicious and SO EASY!!! I didn't have a packet of lemon and garlic couscous, so I used plain couscous and added quarter of a lemon (juice and zest) and a crushed clove of garlic. I also chopped 1 mushroom very small. It's stunning, you have to try it!
brendal_1953
3rd Dec, 2011
5.05
Excellent! Added chillies to the herbs. Loved it!!!

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