Herby salmon & couscous parcels

Herby salmon & couscous parcels

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(126 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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28th Jun, 2008
Absolutely lovely. I added a few pine nuts which worked well and we were all pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was. My step son loved eating his tea out of the bag!
25th Jun, 2008
every one loves this in our house including kids aged 2 and 4 (easy for them to eat and they love it served in the paper) also easy to double up and serve chicken and fish in the same meal for different people.
28th Apr, 2008
Very tasty & really easy to make. A good quick and healthy evening meal.
27th Apr, 2008
A great recipe, and so easy to make for a mid-week meal. I felt it needed a bit more veg though, so I served with sliced cucumber and grated carrot as a medium-sized garnish, and the freshness of those two veggies picked up the fish well.
16th Apr, 2008
This is a really tasty dish! Now one of our favourites and so easy to put together.
26th Mar, 2008
Very nice and easy to make. I used chicken, with a tbsp of soya sauce poured on the chicken before cooking. As a side dish I yoghurt mixed with a tsp of mint.
10th Mar, 2008
Very tasty recipe. Easy to make, I cooked it in the microwave, only took 5 minutes. Very filling and my daughter who is twelve loved it too!
19th Jan, 2008
Excellent recipe. Always popular with people. Fresh chopped coriander is a good addition to the couscous.
11th Jan, 2008
Really nice. This tasted lovely, light and fresh. Used some roasted peppers from a jar instead of tomatoes which worked well.
23rd Dec, 2007
All ways a winner, very easy and very tasty. If you don't have flavored couscous just add your own lemon rind and juice and some crushed garlic.


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