BBQ Salmon & Couscous Veggie Packets: A Quick, Delicious, Healthy & Kid-Friendly Recipe! by Tanya Kuzmanovic

Seafood Grilling
5 years ago

BBQ Salmon & Couscous Veggie Packets: A Quick, Delicious, Healthy & Kid-Friendly Recipe!

This is one of those recipes that after I make it, I feel like I've gotten away with something very clever. I picked it up from a recent edition of Canadian Living magazine, and it's since become part of my recipe repertoire. I often put these pouches together the day before and personalize them with my children's initials. Once grilled, I plunk them on our plates, foil and all – it makes cleanup a cinch. Just be careful when opening them up because they'll be piping hot!

You'll need:

  • 5 - 6 pieces salmon
  • 2/3 cups couscous
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter (optional)
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 8 teaspoons prepared pesto sauce, divided (try this easy homemade pesto recipe)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a bowl, stir together couscous, boiling water and butter. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in chopped veggies as well as 4 teaspoons of the pesto and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  2. Lay out 5-6 pieces of foil with a piece of parchment paper in the center of each. Spoon 1 cup of the couscous mixture onto the parchment paper. Top with a piece of salmon and sprinkle with salt and pepper and smear on a dollop of pesto. Loosely fold up the foil pouches leaving room for expansion.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the pouches directly on grill, shut the lid and leave for 15 minutes. Once done, allow to sit for 5 minutes before opening.

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Aluminum Foil $3 & Up
Parchment Paper $4 & Up
Pesto $3 & Up

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Donna John
Yum! I love salmon and grilling. Headed to the river this weekend and may make these and take 'em with me. Thanks for sharing, Tanya Kuzmanovic !
Elisa Schmitz
Clever, indeed! Very cool and can't wait to try these, Tanya Kuzmanovic !

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