Saturday, 21 May 2011

Simple Salmon Supper

Having overindulged this week on coffee and cake to drag myself through the working week, I felt like a more healthy, light dinner.

As my lovely man was away, it only needed to be a meal for one and importantly, it had to be quick. So, here we have an extremely quick, tasty, healthy, mess-free dinner.
I've gone for a slightly Thai style salmon dish - but these parcels work with so many different combinations.

  1. Start with a sheet of foil and drizzle with a little olive oil.
  2. Prepare couscous as you would usually and then pile it up on the foil.
  3. Add some finely sliced onion.
  4. Place the salmon on top and add slices of tomato and thinly sliced fresh ginger.
  5. Drizzle with soy sauce and put some wedges of lemon in too (I'd recommend adding the lemon even if you don't usually like the flavour - it helps to add liquid so that the salmon steams and will only taste lemony if you squeeze the juice over the top).
  6. Fold the foil over and seal the edges by scrunching the edges - keep the steam in, it'll keep it moist.
  7. Put the parcel into the oven at 200°C and cook for 10-15mins.
  8. When they're done, simply cut open and eat!

You can scoop it all out and plate it up - but why bother. Cut a cross in the top and serve like that. They look more interesting that way. 
There you go - dinner prepared and cooked in 20 minutes and no washing up.


  1. Emily, this sounds delicious, I will definitely be cooking it this week x

  2. :-) Is it Peter-friendly though?! x