Cosy Hobbit Kitchen

Snapper and Couscous Parcel


A very straight-forward, delicious and healthy dinner for one.


  • ¼ cup couscous
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 2 tsp Moroccan/Middle Eastern spices (or you can use a combination of your favourite spices such as cumin, ground coriander etc)
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves.
  • Handful of finely sliced fennel and white/spring onion
  • 1 snapper fillet, washed and dried with a paper towel



1.       Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C.


2.       Place couscous, lemon zest and spices in a small heatproof bowl and pour over boiled from the kettle; enough to cover the couscous by about a centimetre. Cover tightly with a heatproof lid or plastic wrap and set aside for 7-10 minutes.


3.       After this time, fluff up the couscous using a fork and stir in parsley and tomato halves. Season with salt and pepper.


4.       Tear off a piece each of tin foil and baking paper of roughly the same size (big enough to place the piece of fish and couscous on with space left around the edges to wrap up). Place the baking paper on top of the foil.


5.       Make a bed of the couscous and tomato mix. Scatter the onion and fennel on top, and place the fish on top. Season with salt and pepper, squeeze over lemon juice and give the fish a drizzle of olive oil.


6.       Enclose the fish in the baking paper and foil and seal well by folding the edges. Make sure you leave some air space in the parcel – they should be secure but not wrapped tightly.


7.       Place the parcel on a baking tray and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes (depending on how thick the fish is). Cut the fish at the thickest part to check it is cooked all the way through, before serving with potatoes and salad.


* Adapted from a recipe from The Weekend Australian magazine.


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  1. Unreal. What a great recipe.
    Just happened to stumble across your website from the Vogue forums and I’m glad I did.



    | Reply Posted 9 years, 7 months ago
    • * Kristina says:

      thanks for the comment! 🙂

      | Reply Posted 9 years, 7 months ago
  2. * Michelle says:

    yummmmmm looks great and so healthy – will def have to make this one. Great blog! I also stumbled across your blog from the Vogue websites (lady_m) 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago
    • * Kristina says:

      thank you, I hope you enjoy it!

      | Reply Posted 9 years, 6 months ago

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