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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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.
19th Jan, 2014
So easy and quick, an excellent midweek meal.
9th Jan, 2014
This recipe is easily halved for a one person meal. I'm going to try it soon.
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.
16th Nov, 2013
Delicious and incredibly easy. Will make again.
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!
13th Aug, 2013
Love these. Made several times now, always excellent and so easy to put together.
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.
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.
2nd Apr, 2013
So quick and easy to make, yet so yummy!


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