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Friday, 27 December 2019

Salmon parcels with pesto and green vegetables ... quite delicious !

This simple salmon recipe with pesto is the ultimate hassle-free meal. A green vegetable medley of courgettes, peas and green beans is wrapped in parchment with salmon fillets and fresh pesto and all roasted together … quite delicious.

Serves Four
220g green beans
150g frozen peas
2 courgettes (zucchini), trimmed and finely sliced
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 lemons, ½ juiced, the rest cut into wedges to serve
4 salmon fillets, skinned
4 tsp fresh pesto
500g miniature/small potatoes*
25g butter
10g fresh mint, finely chopped 

1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200'C, fan 180'C. Put the green beans and peas in a pan of boiling salted water and cook for 3 mins, then drain.
2. Cut 4 rectangles (30 x 40cm) of non-stick baking paper. Divide the courgettes (zucchini), green beans and peas between each paper, season and drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Top with a salmon fillet and spread each piece of salmon evenly with pesto.
3. Loosely fold each paper into a parcel and place on a baking tray or in a shallow roasting tin. Roast for 10-15 mins until the salmon is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
4. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10 mins, then drain and return to the pan. Toss with the butter and mint.
5. Remove the parcels from the oven and serve with the potatoes* and lemon wedges. 

Nutritional Details
Carbohydrate 27.1g Protein 39.3g Fat 29g Fibre 5.7g
From an original recipe

* I would serve with buttery mashed swede/rutabaga, as it doesn't spike blood sugar numbers like potato may, most important if you are diabetic.
More to read about swede/rutabaga here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Jules said...

It does sound delicious, and fortunately I have some pesto in the fridge which needs using up :)

Tom said...

...I love salmon!

Christine said...

Looks healthy and delicious!

CJ Kennedy said...

Sounds like a great no mess recipe

Jo said...

It does sound an easy meal, just the thing when you've had enough of cooking.

It's me said...

Mjammie favorite fish....happy weekend love Ria 💕

Divers and Sundry said...

This looks delicious!

This N That said...

Looks great..I love salmon..sounds easy..Thanks

Rain said...

Oh what a delicious and beautiful meal! I often do parcels, but I use foil and they always turn out so tender and yummy!

Sandi said...

😀 Yum!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks delicious and sounds so, too. Especially IF your pesto is already made!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Simple meals so often are the best.

Valerie-Jael said...

So delicious 😋. Valerie


El hecho de que lleve salmón, es un aliciente para hacer esa receta.

Te deseo mucha Felicidad, en este Año Nuevo, que va a comenzar.


Lowcarb team member said...

Google Translate:
The fact that it's salmon is an incentive to make that recipe.

I wish you a lot of happiness, in this New Year, which is about to begin.


DeniseinVA said...

I eat salmon more than any other fish. Enjoyed the look of this one. Thanks Jan :)

My name is Erika. said...

That's an interesting dish. I haven't seen anything like it before but it does look delicious. Hugs-Erika

Victor S E Moubarak said...

This looks and sounds delicious. Thank you Jan.

Best wishes for the New Year. God bless.

Ygraine said...

Oh my gosh...just the sight of this has made me SO hungry. It looks absolutely delicious!!
Oh thank you so much...I will try this tonight! :))

Happy New Year!

Hugs xxxxxxx

Phil Slade said...

Hello Jan and Eddie. Here's wishing you a happy and healthy 2020. Keep those tips and recipes coming. This holiday, we discovered stollen. Very delicious!

Martha said...

So delicious!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This looks so healthy! Pesto is an amazing condiment!

Mary Kirkland said...

I love salmon.

eileeninmd said...


Salmon is one of my favorites, always enjoy new recipes. I hope you had a very Happy Christmas Enjoy your weekend!

Carola Bartz said...

That sounds delicious! I love salmon anyway and I'm always happy to find new recipes with it. Thank you for this one.

Linda said...

Sounds good!

handmade by amalia said...

I love salmon as well, and this looks delicious. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, dear Jan.

Debbie said...

i love most fish prepared this way, i just can't seem to acquire a liking to salmon!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I think hubby would love this recipe :)

William Kendall said...

As I don't go for seafood, this I'd pass on.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I think it should be pointed out that people should gravitate towards wild salmon. There are so many issues with farmed salmon, all well documented, that you should stay away from it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello David, many thanks for your comment.
You raise a good point about wild salmon vs farmed salmon, and there is an interesting article about that … find it here:-
Wild vs Farmed Salmon: Which Type of Salmon Is Healthier?

All the best Jan