Salmon Couscous and Dill Parcels with a Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Salmon Couscous and Dill Parcels with a Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Posted 2017-06-27 by finyfollow

This fresh salmon was wrapped in filo pastry with the vegetables and couscous also inside the pastry.

Delicious, I served it with a coleslaw salad with a difference!

Preparation Time: 25 minutes, plus 15 minutes to cool
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2

For the salmon
¾ cup [link chicken stock]
60 g couscous
½ zucchini, finely chopped
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp dill, chopped
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
6 green olives, finely chopped (I used a spicy one)
4 sheets filo pastry
Cooking spray
2 skinless salmon fillets -about 150 g minimum each
Poppy seeds - optional
Broccoli - optional
For the coleslaw
1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped
1½ cups cabbage, finely shredded
70 g blue cheese, crumbled (refrigerate first)
½ cup sour cream
2 tbsp cheese, grated
2 tbsp spring onions, sliced finely
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chives, chopped
¾ tbsp red wine vinegar

For the salad
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

  • Toss until the cabbage and the apple are totally coated with the rest of the ingredients.

  • Add some pepper.

  • Cover and put in the fridge before serving.

  • For the salmon
  • Preheat the oven to 210°/190° fan forced.

  • Put the stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil. If you are using a bought one, I would put a bit less stock and a bit of water.

  • Take the pan off the heat and add the couscous.

  • Cover and leave it for about 4 - 6 minutes. If there is any water left, drain it in a colander.

  • Put this in a medium sized bowl and leave for 10 minutes to cool down slightly.

  • Add the zucchini, lemon juice and zest, dill, spring onion, and olives. Add some pepper, and toss to combine.

  • Put a pastry sheet on a dry surface and spray with cooking spray.

  • Top this with another sheet, and repeat spraying until you have used all the sheets.

  • Cut this in half crossways.

  • Put some of the couscous mixture into the centre of each pastry stack.

  • Top with a piece of salmon - it is best if the salmon pieces are a similar size, however mine were not so I had one very large parcel and one smaller one!

  • Fold in the sides and roll up the pastry.

  • Line a tin with baking paper, and put the parcels onto this, with the seam down.

  • Spray with cooking oil and put poppy seeds on top, if using.

  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is just cooked - you do NOT want to overcook the fish.

  • Serve the salmon parcels with cooked broccoli, and the blue cheese coleslaw.

  • The parcels are OK to heat up for several days but in the oven, not the microwave, and the salad lasts for days.

  • Categories

    228709 - 2023-07-17 10:44:09


    Copyright 2022 OatLabs ABN 18113479226